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Jul 13, 2018 6:23 AM CST
Chicago, Illinois
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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Jul 13, 2018 3:27 PM CST
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Any aroma to the leaves?
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Jul 13, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
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Jul 14, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Chicago, Illinois
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?
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Jul 14, 2018 8:06 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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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