Plant ID forum: Mystery mint?

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Clearwater, BC
cdana
Aug 7, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Smells kinda lemony, but I don't think it's lemon balm. Pretty sure it is in the mint family judging by the square stem and opposite leaves but I would love to know the species.
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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Herbs Organic Gardener Butterflies
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Mizshelli
Aug 9, 2017 7:11 AM CST
It's definitely a mint. I would actually say it IS lemon balm if you're getting a lemon-y scent from it. It looks exactly like lemon balm.
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
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janinilulu
Aug 9, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Looks more like a Salvia to me....S. elegans/Pineapple Sage maybe (this is a guess!)
Clearwater, BC
cdana
Sep 5, 2017 11:45 AM CST
Mystery solved. I am pretty sure it is chia, which is a type of salvia. Salvia hispanica to be exact. Thanks for your help, guys! Smiling

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