Brook Peppermint

Brook Peppermint (Taxandria linearifolia)

Brook peppermint grows in the Darling Range along brooks, often in thickets.  It is a slender shrub, growing up to 5 m tall.  Small white flowers occur throughout the year, but especially in spring and early summer.  The species name comes from Latin – linearis “linear” and folium “leaf”


“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.

Florabase website:, Nov 2022.