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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Some kind of mint?

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Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2002
5:15 PM

Post #25310

Here's something that popped up in a flower bed recently. At first I thought it was betony (noxious weed around here) but the leaves are quite different. It's also different from the perennial salvias I grow. The stem is square and there were tiny flowers (.5 mm or less) just below the very top set of leaves. The flowers have dropped off but they were a pink-lavender shade and the shape was like that of a foxglove or snapdragon flower (sorry, I don't know the terminology.) Any ideas?

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louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2002
7:49 PM

Post #230178

I believe it's Lamium (Dead Nettle)!! Is this it:-

http://linnaeus.nrm.se/flora/di/lamia/lamiu/lamipur2.jpg



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troy
Hanover, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2002
10:44 PM

Post #230262

it also looks like something i have here called (one of the names) cats paw mint. THe stuff i have here stinks and is a invasive weed that i pull by the hand full. hope it is not he same thing
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 25, 2002
5:23 PM

Post #232149

Louisa, it's pretty close! The flowers on mine are smaller and paler in color. Funny you should mention lamium, though. I just bought a varegated one the other day and it looks suspiciously like my mystery weed!

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