Catmint Nepeta is a very different plant though related. Catmint can be dried or used fresh.
Hardy in zones 3-9 it gets about 3 feet tall and has lovely lilac flowers in the summer.
Plants that look like mint. Mammoth red clover is pretty attracts butterflies and will add nitrogen to your soil so that eventually you can actually plant something else there that you like. The soft gray-green foliage and billowy clusters of lavender-blue flowers are like a cool breeze on a hot day. The green leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint with leaves that look like oversized mint no surprise since lemon balm is part of the mint family.
I do agree with others that it looks like a nettle though and I think a nettle is definitely the more likely answer. Photographed in the Seven Devils Mountains of Idaho. If your plant doesnt have squarish or blocky stems its probably not lemon balm either.
Distinguish from Horse balm Collinsonia canadensis. The rounded lance-shaped leaves are a darker green than other forms of mint. The plant grows to be about 2 feet 061 m to 4 feet 12 m in height and the.
This plant is a vigorous grower that is. Photographed in Hells Canyon Idaho. But its really not possible to go beyond that without more.
Beside above are there any poisonous mint plants. Many types of catmint species are grown in the garden for their attractive blue-purple white or pink flowers. It sure looks like a mint to me.
To distinguish between them youll have to take a nibble. Lemon balm can grow 24 to 36 inches tall and makes a nice green clump of medium-textured. Some cultivars nearly never flower though.
You would need the flowers. This plant is a part of the Mint family Lamiaceae. Both have fuzzy leaves with jaggedly toothed edges that smell strongly minty when crushed.
If you have a blighted yard plant mammoth red clover in that area instead of mint. So one of the best ways to distinguish mints is aroma. Mint is super invasive and theres no reason to intentionally let it spread.
Indeed despite the countless types of mint the mint type that most commonly can be found are spearmint known as Mentha Spicata species and peppermint known as Mentha Piperita species. Both catnip and lemon balm are in the mint family and things in the mint family tend to have blocky stems. Photographed along the Jefferson River in southwest Montana.
It grows in a similar way to herbal mint varieties but its flavor is much more attractive to your cat than it will be for you. Perilla mint has a. Lavender Mint Mentha x piperita Lavender This plant has a red stem like the peppermint but has a distinct lavender scent.
Leaves are notoriously variable in mints. Peppermint geranium left and mint rose geranium both smell like mint and provide a great scent for the windowsill. Square stem smells like mint mint.
These are by far the ones most common in the USA and EU in. Johns mint Micromeria brownei and Jamaican peppermint Satureja viminea. The plant grows to about 2 feet tall and easily spreads by rhizomes into an attractive ground cover.
This mint has the most amazing smell. Spearmint Mentha spicataand peppermint Mentha piperita are the mint varieties most likely to appear in your backyard. Mints are easy to identify and not just because of their spicy scentall members of the mint family have square stems one of the identifying features of plants in.
Lavender flowers appear in summer. Unlike its close relative catnip both are members of the mint family catmint is better behaved and much showier. Both these mints also bear pale lilac flowers.
There are nice houseplants called St. Perfect for desserts teas and potpourris.