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Plant ID: Mystery Mint Family with no Mintyness  RSS feed

 
Jessica Gorton
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This plant has popped up in several places on my property. It has square stems, so mint family (Lamiaceae), but has no mint smell or flavor (yes, I chewed a bit of leaf - don't do this at home, kids!). Anyone know what it is?
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Dominik Riva
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It looks like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamium_orvala or some other plant from the Lamium family. I like to rip out the flowers and suck the sweet nectar at there base.
 
Leila Rich
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It's one of those maddening "I know it, but..." things
It looks like they're pretty tall plants?
Off topic, but while looking at Lamium images,
I finally got round to finding out that one of my friendly garden 'weeds' is Lamium purpureum
thank you-I've been meaning to look it up for years!
 
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