Plant ID forum→A type of mint or lobelia

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Chicago, Illinois
rhino57
Jul 13, 2018 6:23 AM CST
Hey Everyone!

This is growing in a slightly wet soil, wooded area in Chicago. Not sure what it is. The height is approximately 2-3 feet. Reminds me of Lobelia
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islander
Jul 13, 2018 3:27 PM CST
Any aroma to the leaves?
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 13, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Teucrium canadense?

Chicago, Illinois
rhino57
Jul 14, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Thank you, Sooby!

I think it's either Teucrium canadense or possible Stachys tenuifolia.

Thanks, Islander for your question! Did not notice any aroma to the leaves. If it does have a strong fragrance, were you thinking of something specific?

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
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sooby
Jul 14, 2018 8:06 AM CST
It's more likely to be the Teucrium because the lower lip is in one piece whereas the Stachys has a three-lobed lower lip. In the Teucrium the stamens poke through a cleft in the upper part of the flower, a diagnostic characteristic that I can't see clearly enough in the picture.

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