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I've tried a couple plant ID sites, but had no luck - must not be searching the right terms or something.  The flowers are about the size of sage flowers, fused petals.  I see now that I've got it uploaded close-up's a bit fuzzy - sorry.  Been flowering for over a month, so mostly gone to seed now.







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I don't know exactly what it is but...

It appears to have opposite leaves and every other pair is oriented in the same direction. It also appears to have a square stem. If I am seeing these correctly, combined with the structure of the flowers, I think it fits squarely in the Mint Family: Lamiaceae

It is a rather large family... Happy hunting!

Most mints have a strong aroma when the leaves are bruised. If you can tell us what it smells like, maybe someone can point you in a specific direction.
 
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Mint/Thyme family.
square stem, usual double lip flowers (usually purple), and paired leaves
 
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Oops!  I should have mentioned - no scent.  Not even much of a green smell when the leaves are crushed.  although, now that I've read a little further, I see that the mint family doesn't necessarily have a scent.  I thought it did, so ruled that out.  Okay, well I'm happy with mystery Lamiaceae as an ID.

Thanks guys!  That was an easy one for you
 
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