Mentha diemenica

Common Name:

Slender Mint



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDEFHJKLMNQRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Seasonally moist to dryish shaded habitats 1

Flower Description:

Purple 1


Rhizomatous, mat-forming aromatic perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The flowers of this species are in clusters of 3-8 per leaf-axil, the leaves are ovate and the branches and calyx are hairy 1


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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria