Mesosphaerum (syn. Hyptis) suaveolens

Mesosphaerum (syn. Hyptis) suaveolens

(Horehound, Mint Weed)

FAMILY

Lamiaceae

Species

Mesosphaerum (syn. Hyptis) suaveolens

Common name(s)

Horehound, Mint Weed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue to mauve. Shrub or woody herb usually 1-1.5 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems square in cross-section. Leaves have a strong smell when crushed – mint family. Flowers clustered in upper axils, calyx obvious with 5 stiff bristles, corolla bluish.

Hyptis suaveolens