Mentha x verticillata - Whorled Mint
The hybrid between M. aquatica
and M. arvensis
, it is the most commonly recorded hybrid mint in Cornwall, but has not been found on the Isles of Scilly. It grows by reservoirs, by streams and by roadsides where damp conditions persist. Recent records include Stithians Reservoir (SW73C, 1990, K.L.Spurgin), Dowgas (SW95Q, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Goss Moor (SW96K, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), near Innis Downs (SX06G, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Trevillick (SX07U, 1997, M.Atkinson), Davidstow Moor (SX18H, 1997, R.J.Murphy), Marsland Reserve (SS21I, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Stara Bridge (SX27W, 1998, M.Atkinson), Tutwell (SX37Y, 1998, M.Atkinson) and Launceston (SX38C, 1998, D.A.Harding).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.