Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Water Mint
Mentha aquatica
of the Mint family
a perennial
20 -60 cm high
blooms July-October
likes water such as bogs, ponds, marshes
can be seen by the Pond

Mints have been used since ancient times for flavouring and scents. There are very many varieties of mint and Water Mint is the most common variety. In the past it has been used to treat earache and stomach upsets.