Mentha spicata subsp. spicata
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
subsp. spicata: Stems glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves with hairs confined to veins on lower surface; lamina rounded to cordate at base. Inflorescences glabrose or sparsely hairy; spikes slender or fairly stout, often interrupted, especially in lower part. Corolla almost glabrose outside. Nutlets present or 0. Two distinct forms of subsp. spicata are naturalised. 1) Lanceolate or narrow-elliptic +/- plane leaves, deciduous in colder areas. 2) Ovate, ovate-oblong or elliptic rugose leaves, evergreen in all parts of the country.