Mentha suaveolens Ehrhart 1792 (Family Lamiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-80cm
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 11.8)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Carvone, Limonene, Menthol, Menthone,
Piperitenone, Pulegone
Flavonoids Linarin
Other Phenolics Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Aglais urticae

Anthophila fabriciana

Several Syrphidae

Neomyia cornicina

Plagiognathus arbustorum
Parasites:
Septoria menthae
Possible Parasites:
Amauromyza labiatarum
Herbivores:
Pyrausta aurata Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Tortricidae

Polymixis flavicincta

Anania hortulata

Pseudopanthera macularia

Tenthredo atra Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Lygocoris pabulinus

Eupteryx aurata

Eupteryx vittata

Thrips fuscipennis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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