Mentha aquatica L.

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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,C,Lk
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Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78.

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Flora of Botswana: Mentha aquatica
Flora of Malawi: Mentha aquatica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mentha aquatica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mentha aquatica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mentha aquatica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mentha aquatica
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iNaturalist: Mentha aquatica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mentha aquatica
JSTOR Plant Science: Mentha aquatica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mentha aquatica
Plants of the World Online: Mentha aquatica
Tropicos: Mentha aquatica
Wikipedia: Mentha aquatica

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mentha aquatica., retrieved 30 September 2023

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