I ordered lemon balm, spearmint, curley parsley, and valerian a few months ago. Well, go figure I forgot to label this herb pot and cannot for the life of me identify this herb. I dont even know if it is one of the four above mentioned herbs at all. It doesnt look like lemon balm or spearmint at all, and I know its not curley parsley. So that leaves Valerian and, Spearmint, and Lemon Balm.
any help is much appreciated!!!
p.s. If it is in fact Lemon Balm, it sure doesnt smell "lemony". it smells like a weed more than anything.
This message was edited Oct 13, 2012 5:46 PM
If the stalk on the right has paired leaves along the stem, it could very well be Valeriana officinalis... not a plant that is very well-suited for a pot though - they get to 8' tall even here.
Definitely not lemon balm, which looks a lot like mint. And rubbing the leaves has the scent. Lemon balm gets to be about 3 feet tall in my garden and wants to take over.
Of the four on your list, only Valerian would be even a remotely likely possibility, I'd go with altagardener.
Its definitely not Lemon Balm or Valerian or Spearmint, but I don't recognise it either.
Sorry! I don't see any of the above…And it doesn't look familiar either…Sorry!
Why don't you post some additional photos of the same plant, from different angles? Chances are it will be very quickly identified.