Mentha ×gracilis Sole.


A hybrid, M. arvensis × M. spicata.

Variable perennial herb to 0.5 m or more tall and often suffused with red, sometimes slightly hairy. Leaves 3-6 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, margin entire or with a few saw teeth. Flower clusters in well-spaced whorls. Flowers lilac. Stamens enclosed. [M. ×gentilis L.]

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Source: Spencer, R.; Holmes, R.; McNaughton, V. (2002). Lavandula. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Mentha L.