Photographs: County Cork
Hybrid between Water Mint, M. aquatica and Spearmint, M. spicata.
Lilac-purple flowers in terminal spikes. Calyx tube and leaves almost hairless.
Stalked leaves, oval-lanceolate, usually toothed. Peppermint-scented.
Erect, often reddish stems. Very variable. Height: To 90cm.
Damp ground, streamsides, wet roadsides.
Occasional garden escape.
Photographs above: Toons Bridge, Co.Cork. August 2008.