Mentha aquatica   Water Mint CCC DD N

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Expect to find this plant at the sides of slow streams, in ditches, boggy areas and dune slacks. The leaves have a strong smell and if you walk through a wet area where Water Mint grows, the crushed leaves soon send up a delicious minty fragrance.

M. aquatica is abundant in the British Isles except for some parts of the far north of Scotland highlands.

Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica Water Mint

Newborough Warren, Anglesey 13th August 2001

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Mentha aquatica Water Mint

LHS: Pond near Dunham-on-the-Hill, Cheshire 11th August 06: RHS: Loch Beg, Northern Ireland, 18th August 06

Added on December 3rd 2004, updated January 2nd 2011, updated 1st July 2015

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