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Mentha aquatica Water Mint, Zone 5
Mentha aquatica Water Mint, Zone 5
Mentha aquatica Water Mint, Zone 5


 
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Mentha aquatica Water Mint


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Water mint grows around water and is easy to recognize by its hemispherical or almost spherical inflorescence. Despite its name, the species is not limited to damp soil – sometimes it even grows on relatively dry patches beside fields and roads.

The species’ habitat extends through Europe to northern Africa and western Asia, and it has travelled along with people to North and South America, Australia and certain Atlantic islands. It has been spread deliberately because fresh water mint stems make a nice herbal tea.

OVERVIEW Marsh Mint, Watermint
  • ZONE 5-9
  • Family: Mint Family – Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  • Height:12–25 inches
  • Flower: violet-red
  • Depth Shallow to 6" deep
  • Flowering time: July–August.
  • Mentha aquatica is a member of the Mint family and roots readily either in wet ground or in water. It can raft across the water some distance from its original basket.