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Scientific Name

Mentha australis
Category:
Backyard Habitat Native Plant, Native Plants

This small shrub grows to 1m wide.

It grows well in shade and sun, in well-drained soils.

Its leaves are highly aromatic, and can be consumed as a substitute for mint.

It is used in Aboriginal culture as a bushfood, medicinal herb and insect repellent.

It can be grown in a garden bed or pot, and attracts bees and insects.