Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Mentha aquatica

Menthe aquatique
Water Mint

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

to 1 m

Description

A strongly scented variable herb, hybridises readily with other mints. Angular, smooth or hairy, much-branched stem on a creeping rootstock.

Wet meadows, shallow margins of streams, ditches and along rivers.

Flowers

The flowerhead is rounded, pinkish-purple, with 1 or 2 whorls beneath.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Egg-shaped to oval smooth or hairy, serrated with stalks, 2-6 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 1-4 small nuts that do not split open when ripe, enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Leaves.

Medical

Leaves: to stimulate bile flow, improve digestion and relieve spasms.

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