A perennial herb, marsh, to with prostrate habit, releases a very intense aroma. It has pinkish flowers that bloom in the summer, between the months of May and September. Its natural habitat is the moist areas such as the banks of rivers and ponds.
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The Mentha pulegium 'Prostrate' (Mentha pulegium L., 1753) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Similar to the Mentha pulegium but with smaller leaves and dense and compact and creeping habit. Like all species of Mentha emits a very intense aromatic smell. It has long leaves 1 cm lanceolate or linear shape and slightly curved with short petioles. The flowers are grouped in whorls of spherical shape that are formed at the base of the leaves are pinkish in color and 4-6 mm long. Flowering occurs in summer, between the months of May and September. Its natural habitat is the moist areas such as the banks of rivers and ponds. Native to the Mediterranean basin. In North America it is mainly distributed in the west coast.
The Mentha pulegium 'Prostrate' is excellent as ground cover plant to be used in borders of lakes and ponds to cover the cloth or plastic parts, it can also be used as ground cover in consistently moist soil.
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