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Apr 30, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Utah
Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?
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Apr 30, 2020 3:09 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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It is a bit blurry. Could be mint. Are the stems square? If so, it is in the mint family.
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Apr 30, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Could be a young nettle too (same family) looking at the leaf shape, but I don't see any trichomes so makes me doubt it.

Try rubbing a leaf between your fingers and if it smells minty it's indeed a mint
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Apr 30, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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They are not in the same family.
Mint is in the family Lamiaceae. Nettles are in Urticaceae.

But rolling a leaf between your thumb and forefinger should yield a minty fragrance.
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Apr 30, 2020 4:20 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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BigBill said:They are not in the same family.
Mint is in the family Lamiaceae. Nettles are in Urticaceae.

But rolling a leaf between your thumb and forefinger should yield a minty fragrance.


I stand corrected, I made the mistake with (dead)nettle
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Apr 30, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Utah
It vaguely smells like mint. Does it ever flower?
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Apr 30, 2020 4:44 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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No problem Arico. Easy one to make.

Elkay are the stems square?
Yes they produce flowers, generally from white to pale pink, pink through light lavender and shades of purple. By in large they are not really showy plants.
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Apr 30, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Looks like Dead Nettle.
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Apr 30, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Utah
Yes the stems are square and kind of red-ish.
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