Forest Mint

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


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.


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


Flora of the ACT. Burbidge and Gray
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Region Specifics

Brindabella Ranges, ACT

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