Mint Weed (species: Mesosphaerum suaveolens) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Mesosphaerum suaveolens
Mint Weed

©Anne Hoggett: Mesosphaerum suaveolens at Lizard Island. The stem is square in cross section and hairy.

©Anne Hoggett: Mesosphaerum suaveolens about 1 metre high at the Lizard Island airstrip. No flowers or fruits, 26 Feb 2017.

©Marianne Pearce: Mesosphaerum suaveolens in flower at Lizard Island in August 2014.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Mesosphaerum
Species Mesosphaerum suaveolens



Distinguishing features

Leaves have a stong minty odour when crushed.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.