What is this plant?? Has never flowered.

CraighBCraighB Posts: 568

Hi all,

I have this plant in the garden and I have no idea where I got it from but I wondered if someone could tell me what it is? It grew to around the same size last year but never had any flowers.

When you rub the leaves they smell quite strong but I couldn't tell you what it smells like.imageimage

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  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,813

    It looks like mint to me.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,043

    Hi  It may be mint but I have something very like this growing in my garden and it looks and behaves like mint in that it spreads underground by long white fleshy stolons/roots but it has a most acrid, unpleasant smell when crushed and I believe it is a native plant. I have that on my destroy list. It has insignificant pinkish flowers if it manages to escape me.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,022

    your sounds like Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica, Ladybird. 

    I don't think this is either of those 2 plants. What are its roots like?

    Everything flowers eventually so keep an aye on oit. If it's not a garden plant the flowers might be tiny

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,043

    Thank you nutcutlet - you're a star. It is not one of my favourite wild flowers!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,022

    I like the look of it but the smell is horrible

  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,580

    Looks like a Monarda. Aromatic leaves stems are square shape, how the new top leaves are shaped look just like my monardas. 

    Last edited: 27 June 2016 23:48:01

  • Fif2Fif2 Posts: 68

    I agree with Perki that it looks like a Monarda.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 951

    That really looks like peppermint to me but I haven't seen mondara...does look like my peppermint.

    Last edited: 27 June 2016 23:58:04

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 568

    Thanks for the comments.

    So it could be a few things then really but I think what I will do is wait until this season is out and if it doesn't do much of anything I will take it out :)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,022

    Has it got to that height in previous years and not flowered? That plant looks as though it will flower later.

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