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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 5:23 pm
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Have come across this but not sure what it is, it is similar to mint as in that it is very invasive when growing, it has a strong smell mint like but not one that I have come across before, the flowers are lilac and under the flower brackt is 2 leaves, the gap between each flower brackt is about 1inch the flower heads go around the stem.

Anyone got any ideas as I have googled mint, nepeta, cat mint but nothing comes close to looking like this.
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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 6:01 pm
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Could it be spearmint?

http://www.altnature.com/gallery/Spearmint.htm
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The flowers look like American Wild Mint have a look at this

http://www.all-creatures.org/pics/wfshl-mint-am.html

Had you not said it smelt like mint I would have said it looks like the onion family.

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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 7:22 pm
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hierbabuena (peppermint) perhaps ??
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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 7:38 pm
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Sorry, just started to grow herbs etc., but no idea what that is
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Default Re: Any ideas what herb this could be?

Originally Posted by jay01 View Post
Have come across this but not sure what it is, it is similar to mint as in that it is very invasive when growing, it has a strong smell mint like but not one that I have come across before, the flowers are lilac and under the flower brackt is 2 leaves, the gap between each flower brackt is about 1inch the flower heads go around the stem.

Anyone got any ideas as I have googled mint, nepeta, cat mint but nothing comes close to looking like this.

'Menta arvensis' tal vez
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