Water mint, Sculthorpe Moor, Elizabeth Dack 1/1

Water Mint Mentha aquatica

This common mint species thrives in wet areas. It has flowers of varying colour from mauve to blue and pink, which grow in clusters at the end of the stems. The minty aroma is most distinctive when the leaves are crushed or rubbed.

Conservation status

The water mint is not currently threatened; in fact it is an abundant species in many Norfolk wetlands.

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Water mint is used in tea and salads! It leaves are said to repel flies.

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