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A strange member of the mint family?
  • Subject: A strange member of the mint family?
  • From: "Catharine Carpenter" <1f73664e1@rewrite.hort.net>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:07:31 -0500

Need some help. A friend has a plant taking over her garden. It is obviously a member of the mint family (square stem). My first guess was perilla/shiso, but unlike most mints, I could detect no fragrance when I crushed the leaves, and there was no fragrance of any sort I could detect, nor was there any taste on chewing a small piece of leaf. Coloration was green, with maybe a hint of purple on the back of the leaf, with a fair amount of serration on the edges. Any ideas??
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

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