West Highland Flora

Corn Mint x Water Mint


Mentha x verticillata

 

Mentha x verticillata

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye

Occasional in damp lowland areas of rough vegetation.

Flower whorls c 18-25 mm diameter.

ID: Told as a mint by scent.  Flowers in whorls at base of leaves, stem may terminate in leaves or flowers but the largest flower whorls are always away from the top of the stem.  Told from Corn Mint by the calyx tube being about twice as long as broad and the calyx teeth also much longer than broad (seen in lower right of bottom picture)

Other features: Leaves stalked, blades about 1.5 x as long as broad.  A sterile hybrid.

 

Mentha x verticillata

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye

  Mentha x verticillata

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye

 

Mentha x verticillata

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye
 

Note shape of calyx-tube and teeth (lower right)


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