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Can you identify this mint?

Can you help? I’ve just seen this lovely fragrant low plant (40cm) covered in white flowers. I was so surprised that the small leaves smell of mint when crushed. Can anyone identify it? Ive searched in lots of places - no luck yet.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,744
    Calamintha nepeta?
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,303
    Some of the Agastaches smell of mint, although mainly liquorice, but the flowers don't look right for that. Maybe it's just the photo though.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks for responding so quickly :) I think it might be the Calamintha nepeta. It does look similar from pictures on the net. It had small leaves as I remember.
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 734
    oh! A reply to a question I didn’t ask. Just home from visiting Blagdon Hall in Northumberland. Spotted a very floriferous plant, squeezed and sniffed a leaf, minty. Well I hadn’t a clue what it was. Well now I do know, and folks say there’s no such thing as coincidence. Thank you Hostafan. 
  • Thanks so much got your help! I know it’s a bit cheeky but there was a very similar plant next to it with purple / pink flowers. Similar flower form but didn’t smell of mint. I thought it must be a thyme - not sure. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance :smile:
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