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Mentha australis is known by the common names of river mint, native mint, native peppermint, and Australian mint.[1] It is a mint species within the genus Mentha.

Australian mint
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
M. australis
Binomial name
Mentha australis
R. Br.

It is a native of eastern Australia, occurring in every state and territory except Western Australia. It is also naturalized on the North Island of New Zealand.[2]


  1. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (1999). CRC World dictionary of plant names: Common names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Sonyonyms, and Etymology. III M-Q. CRC Press. p. 1659.
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families