Forest Mint

Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: laxiflora
Main Flower Colour: Mauve

Description

A common species in mountain gullies in the ACT, where it prefers shady places near water. It is a small plant with weak stems. Leaves are about 2cm long with almost entire margins. There are 6-8 mauve flowers at the nodes. Flowers have 4 petals and exerted stamens.

Flowering start in October and ends in January.

Identification

The main flower colour is mauve. Identification is problematic and the photos could be of Mentha aff. diemenica.

References

Flora of the ACT. Burbidge and Gray

Created: 16 Feb 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

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Specifics

Brindabella Ranges, ACT

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