Plant ID forum: What's this?!

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cols747
May 9, 2018 10:41 AM CST
Growing in a friends garden, what is it and should it be pulled up?!
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 9, 2018 11:59 AM CST
Have you ever seen it bloom? If yes, what do the blooms look like?

From the picture it looks like it's low to the ground. if so, does it spread a lot?

Or if you rub the leaves do they have a scent?

Sorry to barrage you with so many questions.
Looks like 3 or 4 things to me but hope someone will hop in with an answer.
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Yorkshirelass
May 9, 2018 12:15 PM CST
It looks like Lemon Balm

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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
May 9, 2018 4:07 PM CST
Rub the leaves and then see if they smell like lemon.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 9, 2018 4:18 PM CST
To my eyes, it does not look like Lemon Balm but I don't know what it is.
Can we ask if it has square stems?
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Bucks
cols747
May 9, 2018 5:44 PM CST
It has no smell when crushed. Other than that I don't have detail other than the pictures at the moment. It doesn't live in my garden I'm afraid! I've not seen the plant in the flesh.
Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
May 9, 2018 9:46 PM CST
I looked at my lemon balm and think it's similar but not the same. And we've ruled out other mints because it has no smell.

Wonder if it's West Texas Mist Flower (Conoclinium greggii)? But the leaves aren't quite the same. Here's a picture of mine from the Plants Database. So what else?

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HamiltonSquare
May 9, 2018 9:57 PM CST
I think I've found a good candidate. I could see large leafy stipules along the stems and searched in that direction and came across Wood avens, Geum urbanum.
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greene
May 11, 2018 5:14 AM CST
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