Common name: Peppermint
Mentha x piperita var. piperita L. APNI*
Description: Herb to 80 cm high, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs.
Leaves narrow-ovate to elliptic, to 7 cm long; odour pungent, peppermint.
Inflorescence spike-like, cylindrical, to 6 cm long, with flower clusters becoming separated. Anthers included inside the flowers.
Flowering: Flowers December to May.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *ST
Text by Barry Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW. Vol 3 p 633.
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