Apple-mint - Mentha spicata x suaveolens = M. x villosa
Medium to tall, sweetly scented, hairy plant. Stem usually covered in white down. Leaves oval to almost rounded, grey or white downy beneath, mostly unstalked, toothed, the teeth often slightly bent downwards. Flowers pinkish or purplish, sometimes white, in a dense terminal, slender spike, often branched.
other mints, including hybrids and garden varieties
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Ditches and along roadsides, wet places.
August and September.
Widespread but local plant in Britain, most frequent in southern England and Wales.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015