Native to Europe, Western, and Central Asia, Water Mint is renowned for its aromatic foliage and distinctive square stem. Even though it's rarely cultivated and most often a noxious weed, it still can be harvested and has some cool benefits.
Water Mint, scientifically known as Mentha aquatica, is a delightful perennial herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. This aquatic herb typically grows to be around 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) and boasts vibrant green leaves. Flowering from late spring to early autumn produces small, lilac-colored blossoms that attract pollinators. Thriving in moist soil and wetland habitats, Water Mint is adaptable to most USDA zones.