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Herbarium specimen: Mentha aquatica x spicata = M. x piperita

Taxon:Lamiaceae: Mentha aquatica x spicata = M. x piperita L. ("Peppermint")
Collected by:Mr Harold Stuart Thompson
Collection date:17/8/1924
Locality:Great Britain, VC11 South Hampshire, Southampton Common, SU4114
Institution:University of Birmingham (BIRM)
Accession number:BIRM.tpd.temp.1818
notes:Mentha piperita Huds. Southampton Common, Hants. Thought to have been introduced by troops who were encamped there during the early part of war. Peppermint oil fetched 14/6 per lb. in 1915. Grown in several parts of England.

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