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Aug 7, 2020 2:17 PM CST
There is a potted plant in my back yard that the previous owners planted. It looks like some kind of herb or mint possibly, and the leaves smell slightly sweet. Anyone know what it is? I want to figure out if this is useful somehow or a random potted weed haha..
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Name: Linda
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Aug 7, 2020 7:04 PM CST
Looks a lot like mint, but there are so many varieties it's impossible to tell which it is. Does it have any minty scent?
Name: Kat
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Aug 7, 2020 8:58 PM CST
Also looks a great deal like Stevia rebaudiana. Mint- Lamiaceae family has square stems, but is a huge family of plants and includes many culinary plants... welcome to the forum. There are stevia plants with more elongated leaves, but you said sweet smell...and it grows great down here in USDA zone 9a (Houston area) Might I ask your location?
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