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Elkay123
Apr 30, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?
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BigBill
Apr 30, 2020 3:09 PM CST
It is a bit blurry. Could be mint. Are the stems square? If so, it is in the mint family.
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Arico
Apr 30, 2020 3:52 PM CST
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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BigBill
Apr 30, 2020 4:10 PM CST
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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Arico
Apr 30, 2020 4:20 PM CST
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
Utah
Elkay123
Apr 30, 2020 4:35 PM CST
It vaguely smells like mint. Does it ever flower?
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BigBill
Apr 30, 2020 4:44 PM CST
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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DaisyI
Apr 30, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Looks like Dead Nettle.
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Elkay123
Apr 30, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Yes the stems are square and kind of red-ish.

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