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Aug 8, 2021 8:12 PM CST

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What is this plant? I can't figure it out! At first I thought it was a lantana but it smells like basil! Confused I have never planted basil here so this has me scratching my head!
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Aug 8, 2021 8:17 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Pictures?
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Aug 8, 2021 9:07 PM CST

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@porkpal Sorry! I thought I had attached pics! See updated thread.
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Aug 9, 2021 10:24 AM CST
Name: Sally
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Is it fuzzy like lantana? Lantana does have a smell, I think..
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Aug 9, 2021 10:55 AM CST
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Can't tell how tall this is, or see leaf arrangement.
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Aug 9, 2021 12:04 PM CST

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sallyg said:Is it fuzzy like lantana? Lantana does have a smell, I think..


I have a lantana and lantana seedlings, and they smell nothing like this plant. The lantanas have an odor that smells nothing like this. This one is an exact match to basil in terms of smell. I am certain that it's not a lantana. The only hairs it has are long ones on the bottom of the leaves. Lantana has shorter hairs all along the leaves.
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Aug 9, 2021 12:04 PM CST

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purpleinopp said:Can't tell how tall this is, or see leaf arrangement.


The leaf arrangement is opposite and it's about 1 foot tall. It has not bloomed yet.
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Aug 9, 2021 12:39 PM CST
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Could it, in fact, be a variety of basil?
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Aug 9, 2021 12:40 PM CST
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Aug 9, 2021 1:43 PM CST

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porkpal said:Could it, in fact, be a variety of basil?


I think it could be, but what variety is this then?
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Aug 9, 2021 6:11 PM CST
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Basil with serrated leaves Thinking maybe google will pop something up for that.
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Aug 9, 2021 6:16 PM CST
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Rather than two identical photos, show us some different angles, stalk, undersides of leaves, etc.

What is the shape of main stalk — round or square?

Also include a scratch n sniff, if you would be so kind.
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Aug 9, 2021 6:24 PM CST
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And a touch n feel and some measurements.
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Aug 9, 2021 6:45 PM CST
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sallyg said:Basil with serrated leaves Thinking maybe google will pop something up for that.


I thought the same but seems there are basils with serrated leaves, like this one but the teeth aren't quite the same shape as the ID plant

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Aug 9, 2021 6:57 PM CST
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It looks similar to Basil (Ocimum 'Blue Spice').
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Aug 11, 2021 8:27 AM CST

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Hello everyone @sallyg @DaisyI @Danita @sooby @NMoasis @porkpal @purpleinopp here are some more photos. Sorry for taking so long to respond. The leaves are opposite and fuzzy on the underside but I just noticed today that there are also very tiny hairs on the top of the leaves.
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Aug 11, 2021 9:18 AM CST

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Danita said:It looks similar to Basil (Ocimum 'Blue Spice').



I think that's it TYSM! Thanks so much!!! No idea how it got here tho Confused
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Aug 11, 2021 6:39 PM CST

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Thanks everyone!
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Aug 14, 2021 8:50 AM CST
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My plant ID app identifies it as spearmint.
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Aug 14, 2021 9:42 AM CST
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What is TYSM?

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