Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit.
comb bushmint, mint weed, purple top
Unknown, Potential minor problem species
Origin: Caribbean
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Slender erect herbaceous subshrub with 4-angled puberulent stems; foliage aromatic if rubbed and crushed; leaves ovate or ovate-elliptic, cuneate to rounded (even subcordate) at base, acute or blunt at tip, puberulent or glabrescent dorsally, crenate-serrate, 2-9 cm long, 1-6 cm wide; flowers subsessile, white to pale violet, in cymules axillary to reduced leaves, subtended by linear pubescent bracts 1-3 mm long; calyx about 2 mm, enlarging in fruit to 4 mm; corolla 2.5 mm, lower lip darker; filaments somewhat pubescent; nutlets oblong, 1 mm long, black. Robust plants may reach up to 4 m tall.
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