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Answering your gardening questions from asters to zoysia

What is this mystery plant?

about 5 hours ago
QUESTION: Wondering if this is something I want in my garden? I’ve got two and I didn’t plant them that’s for sure! Thanks - Lori........................................ANSWER: From the picture, it looks like this plant is in the Mint family. The identifying characteristic are the square stalk, opposite leaves, and the flower, which looks to have 5 petals, 2 lobes up and 3 down. Rubbing a leaf between your fingers may help to identify what kind. The Mint family is huge, and most reseed nicely. More than that I cannot say. Perhaps Dennis can provide more info. Carole-Johnson County Extension Master Gardener......ANOTHER ANSWER: The mystery plant is a Salvia which is commonly grown as an annual. - Dennis FOR MORE, READ ON...

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