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Hobart, IN(Zone 5a)

I think this plant may have cross pollinated in my garden. It's in the mint family. I think it's anise hyssop/spearmint but I'm not sure. The leaves look kind of like spearmint, only larger. if I remember correctly, the large ones were about the size of a half dollar. It has a minty anise smell. The flower you can see and they grew on a stalk kind of like basil.

I was able to get a few seeds from it, and am hoping that is is perennial to my area, it's a pretty plant.

Anyone seen this before?

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Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Looks pretty whatever it is. Nice leaves.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Try ... Shisho (Perilla frutescens)

Hobart, IN(Zone 5a)

poppysue, you are right, thank you very much!

I did a search and couldn't come up with a picture that looked just like mine. I started looking through my books and found a picture of an identical plant in my Indiana Wildflower guide.

It says it's Perilla frutescens, Britton var. crispa It's an annual and an introduced plant. I wonder if they scatter the seeds in natural areas every year and how it got here?

Tulsa, OK(Zone 6b)

You will have it forever! It seeds all over the place, but you can easily pull out the baby plants. My sister uses it as a ground cover under the trees with surface roots, where she can't plant anything else.

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