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cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293


 This plant is spreading along and smells of mint. Is it mint or something else,I am planning on chucking it out but wanted to check it wasn't a beauty beforehand.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915

    I wonder if it's one of the Pennyroyals - Mentha pulegium erecta - are its stems sort of square-ish?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    The appearance is more like an oreganum/marjoram of some sort but if it smells of mint it must be mint

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,305

    Looks a lot the oregano that I have growing in every crack and crevice in my garden. About the same size too. But there are several other similar looking herbs

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  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    Dove the stems are square. How odd. Does that confirm what you think it is?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,109

    If the stems are square then it is one of the mint family, they all have square stems. I would go with Dove's suggestion. A thug to get rid off too!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915

    It's a mint - possibly the erect form of Pennyroyal - an interesting herb .  

    If I were you I'd transfer some to a large pot or a bed with edges where it can be contained, as you would do with other forms of mint, then dig the rest out as it will smother other plants.


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  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    Thank you all. Fair douze dove,you know your stuff. I will dig up and put in some agapanthus. It must have gotten there through a mixed perennial seed packet.


  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    looks like mint

    hold it up to the screen and we can smell it !!!

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