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Old 06-08-2018, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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It's as high as my chest. Leaves are slightly thick and akin to mint. Has a strong smell that lingers on your clothes - Reminds me of urine in some way. Hopefully this picture is good and clear.



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Old 06-08-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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Reminds me of lemon balm. More sparse and lots more wood than I've seen....but maybe because yours has been sort of free growing a long time?

Does it flower?
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Reminds me of lemon balm. More sparse and lots more wood than I've seen....but maybe because yours has been sort of free growing a long time?

Does it flower?
I got it a month ago from my sister's new house. The people who lived there left it in the backyard (in a large pot). It was dried out and almost lifeless. Now it's going green again, as I have revitalized it.

It does look like a lemon balm. Not an expert, but aren't they short and 'shrubby'? This thing is like 145cm tall and full twigs. But I don't know.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Yeah,that's what I'm talking about.They can get woody....but never saw them like your pic. Is this in Australia as your location says?
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I bet if it’s not mint it’s lemon balm, which supposedly repels mosquitos. It stands to reason that someone might put a pot of it on their patio.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If the size of a shrub, could it be a variety of viburnum? It also looks similar to catnip...but not sure what it is.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Catnip?
https://www.google.com/search?biw=85...=1528477866429
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Not mint, catnip or lemon balm. The plant pictured doesn't have square stems and those plants all have square stems.


Some kind of viburnum is a possibility. It might also be Indian Borage, aka Spanish Thyme or Cuban Oregano. This is Indian Borage. It has woody stems, a very strong smell and is used to keep insects away, or to make cough medicines.


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Old 06-08-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Not mint, catnip or lemon balm. The plant pictured doesn't have square stems and those plants all have square stems.


Some kind of viburnum is a possibility. It might also be Indian Borage, aka Spanish Thyme or Cuban Oregano. This is Indian Borage. It has woody stems, a very strong smell and is used to keep insects away, or to make cough medicines.

Exactly. Mints have square stems.

My Cuban oregano plants do not look like this.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Exactly. Mints have square stems.

My Cuban oregano plants do not look like this.
Neither do mine. Mine are thicker and fleshy almost like succulents, slightly fuzzy and the scalloping on the edges of the leaves is bigger.


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