Please help identify mint.
It looks a little like something in the Origanum genus.
That's a definite well-maybe...
Might that be an ornamental oregano, used for decoration, not cooking-fall bloom, purple hue to the leaves also
I was given it to use in tea. I hope it is edible or drinkable. LOL It has a mint smell.
Honibee if it smells minty, and you like it ... then use it. Mints and oregano are both in the same family. There are oodles of different mints and they cross pollinate freely. It looks similar to my chocolate mint flowers but it's hard to tell for sure. I trust you know how invasive mints can be in the garden? They spread like wildfire. I keep mine in containers.
Poppysue, since we are on the subject of mints & oregano...I have a variegated trailing plant that is unidentified. I saw an herb on Hgtv very simlilar to mine called cuban oregano.This is such a pretty plant and while I have some in water on my kitchen window,it's also contained in a lg pot outside in partial shade.Have you ever seen c/oregano?It has a thick variegated leaf and does have an nice ,mild aroma.I know reg oregano is too strong a smell.
luvublooms - Is this it? http://mountainvalleygrowers.com/pleamboinicus.htm
Yes it is! [I can rest my mind now ,LOL] And Spanish Thyme sounds even better,if u know what 'I' mean! LOL
This plant I simply adore and have shared rootings among my friends this summer.Thanks Poppysue,that link has good info,too.Everyone must run out there and get one .It could pass for a pretty houseplant!Jane
luvublooms - use the cuban oregano on any dish u would normally use oregano, but use the cuban very sparingly as the flavor is strong. i love using herbs & spices in my cooking; but when in doubt as i love to experiment, i use sparingly, then add more to attain the flavor i am looking for. i have cuban oregano too, i use it mostly on South American or Carribean cooking. ma vie rose
True ,Honibee,sorry.... But we can share,k? I might even send you a pc of the oregano.LOL
MaVieRose,Cuban oregano has such a mild aroma ,is the reason I had doubts about what it was.Now,the other oregano I have in my cabinet,it knocks u out! J/K ..just a little too strong.Thank you all for the info.Yikes ! Honibee's thread.
Well well well Luvublooms....I finally found this thread!! Thanks for sending me some of this oregano, I will think of you every time I use it!!