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Water Mint (Mentha aquatica)

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Water mint

A purple stemmed and mint scented plant, with oval leaves. Stamens protrude from the flowers which are mostly in a head. Found in marshes, fens and water-margins. Widespread in Europe.

A perennial with a rhizome which can reach up to 30 cm underground. Water mint is gynodioecious, i.e. they are hermaphrodite and also female flowers on separate individuals. This makes the plant more effective at producing offspring.


 


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