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Round-leaved Mint - Mentha suaveolens

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Round-leaved Mint Round-leaved Mint - Mentha suaveolens dylan Keynsham Memorial Park 7 Sep 2022, 3:52 p.m. 6 Jul 2022, 3:02 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but local in the South; elsewhere very scattered. It is probably only native in S.W. England and Wales, and elsewhere occurs as a garden escape. Habitat includes: Damp places such as ditches, roadside verges, wasteland etc. Growing habit: Rhizomatous Perennial. It often forms extensive colonies. Height: Up to 1 m. Flowers: June to August. Other names include: Apple Mint, Pineapple Mint, Woolly Mint.

Stace 4:

Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (M. rotundifolia auct. non (L.) Huds.) - Round-leaved Mint.

Plant hairy, with sickly scent; stems erect, to 1m; leaves oblong-ovate to suborbicular, strongly rugose, with teeth bent under and hence appearing as blunt crenations, sessile or more or less so; upper whorls in axis of bracts, congested to form very narrow often much-branched panicle of spike-heads; calyx bell-shaped, 1-2mm; corolla usually whitish; 2n=24. Native; ditches and other damp places, waysides; locally frequent in West & South Wales and South West England, naturalised sparsely elsewhere in British Isles.


  • Leaves sessile or more or less so; flower-head 5-15mm across
  • Leaves suborbicular to ovate, strongly rugose, hairy, obtuse to more or less rounded at apex, with teeth bent under and hence appearing as blunt crenations from above; corolla whitish; fresh plant with sickly scent

Useful Links:

Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora

Ecological Flora of Britain and Ireland