Plant ID forum: Is this an herb or a weed?

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Jun 6, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me what this bushy plant is? I think it's something I planted last summer with the herbs. I thought it was mint but it tastes terrible.

I also have this strange plant growing in the back so I thought I'd throw it on here too in case anyone has any info.
(Sorry the photos are backwards, the first is something that just sprung up, the second the thing I thought was mint)

Thank you all in advance!
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Name: KadieD
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Jun 6, 2016 7:34 AM CST
I don't know about the first one...but the second does look like a variety of mint.
Name: Gene Staver
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Jun 6, 2016 8:13 AM CST
Do all mints have square stems? Gene
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Jun 6, 2016 8:15 AM CST


The upright plant is Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

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