Plant ID forum: Need plant ID

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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 12:10 PM CST
I bought this plant which was labeled to be a Canary Island Sage.

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I checked the database and it doesn't match any of the canary island sage photos. Here is the plant.



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Can any of you tell me what this plant is?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 9, 2016 12:49 PM CST
It seems the wrong label ended up in the pot.

The leaves and stems are hairy. Does it have a scent when you rub the leaves?

Mentha suaveolens is possible .. check to see if the leaves are downy underneath.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha_suaveolens

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Mentha+suaveolens&source=l...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Mentha+suaveolens&source=l...
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Feb 9, 2016 1:03 PM CST
some type of mint, if it is-very invasive, plant in a pot until you know for sure what it's behavior is. Are the stems square, does is smell when you rub the leaves ?
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 1:24 PM CST
I think you're right. It probably is the mentha suaveolens. It was sitting right by the other mints at the nursery.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2016 2:25 PM CST
So glad our Super Sleuth identifier Janet saw this. It does look like Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens)
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
Plumerias Hibiscus Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Dog Lover Cat Lover
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 2:33 PM CST
I found some other apple mint, and compared them. It was the correct ID, so thank you!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 9, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

It looks like you put an Apple Mint photo in the database yesterday. That seems to marry up. Hilarious!

Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Yes, and I had so many plants that it slipped right by me when I saw the supposed Canary island sage! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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