Mentha spicata   Spear Mint DD I

Mentha spicata Mentha spicata

This introduced plant is of garden origin and has naturalised itself succesfully throughout the British Isles although it is less common in the north of Scotland and Ireland. It is thought to be a fertile hybrid derived from Mentha longifolia (Horse Mint)and Mentha suaveolens (Round-leaved mint) . It doesn't have a consistent appearance and can be hairy or not for instance.

Avon Wildlife Trust Reserve 9th September 2006

Added on 8th October 2006, corrected 26th April 2008, updated 2nd January 2011