WATER MINT :
As its name suggests, water mint grow in water. Bundles of dark bristled flowers turn to small pale mauve / lilac coloured bouquets. Its serated leaves are oval and hairy. It flowers from July to October and spreads vigorously using its creeping runners.
The Wildlife Trusts suggest that it is a good option for ponds and bog gardens.
Its aromatic leaves that can be used to flavour food and drink.
Water mint grow profusely in the Helensburgh skating pond. (These days a shallow pond covered in vegetation with the few open areas of water frequented by water birds).
Small bouquets of tiny flowers.
WILDLIFE TRUSTS : https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/water-mint