Family

Mint.

Colour

Bluish purple.

Odour

Fragrant.

Range

General.

Time of Bloom

Summer.

Flowers: growing closely in whorls at the ends of the branches and possessed of a pair of floral leaves. Calyx and corolla: two-lipped. Stamens: two. Pistil: one; style, two-lobed. Leaves: small; ovate; veined; smooth, with a fringe of hairs at the base. Stem: creeping; branched.

The round moss-like hillocks of this fragrant wilding form pleasant playing grounds for the rabbit to gambol amongst. It comes to us from Europe, where it is surrounded with many tender and classic associations.