Mentha australis River Mint - edible
0.3m x 0.5m Perennial
Native Mint widespread throughout Australia, particularly in inland areas. Usually found near rivers and creeks.
Spreading ground cover with light green soft rounded leaves and tiny white flowers at the ends of the stem. May die back in colder areas and resprout in spring. Thrives in frost free moist and shady conditions. Not invasive. Can be used as a garnish or to flavour dishes in cooking. Prune back regularly to maintain density.