Thursday, April 10, 2014
Botany picture #152: Mentha requenii
Due to a conversation with somebody at work, the true mints have recently featured on my mind. They have always been one of my favourite genera, and I actually had a nice collection of species and hybrids on my balcony before I came to Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions, I had to leave them all behind and gave them away to colleagues. This one is rather unusual Mentha requienii (Lamiaceae), a very small, creeping species with a pungent minty scent. The picture was taken in 2009 in a botanic garden in Europe; unfortunately I don't remember which.