Corn Mint - Mentha arvensis
Short to medium, hairy plant with a rather sickly sweet scent. Stems ascending to erect. Flowers purplish or pinkish, occasionally white, 3 to 4 mm long in distant, dense whorls, forming spikes that are leafy at the apex.
Other mints, including hybrids and garden varieties
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Damp habitats, open woodland, around the edges of wet areas.
July to September.
Found throughout Britain but scarcer in the north.
Fairly frequent but probably declining in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 70 of the 617 tetrads.
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