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what is this stuff? It's everywhere.
#395001 Feb 11th, 2017 at 08:25 PM
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Horehound?


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I am wondering if it is a type of mint ??

there is a wild mint.....Mentha Arvensis....could it be that ?


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We have a lot of mint, and you're right, it really does resemble it quite a bit.


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In person it looks more like horehound than a mint. Plus it doesn't smell like mint. Whatever it is I can't get rid of it. I've been yanking it up for years and thought I was winning because last year it didn't show it's head in so many areas. But conditions must be what it likes this year because it's everywhere again. Do not like it.

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Try killing it when it is growing---can you still get Round-up. (Desperate times, call for desperate measures) IF you pull it out (I do that kind of thing too) it just grows back, as parts of the roots are usually still there...


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I can't really roundup all of it because it comes up everywhere here. My yard is covered. I do need to roundup some other areas though. Thanks for the reminder.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
I do need to roundup some other areas though. Thanks for the reminder.


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I always thought Horehound was a type of mint?


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Ding-ding-ding...We have a winner !!!

Horehound is native to Europe and Asia and has been naturalized to other areas, including the US.

It is a perennial, aromatic herb of the mint family. The plant has oval leaves covered with white, woolly hairs, and bears small, white flowers.


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Then it's not horehound cuz these stuff doesn't smell like mint at all. It really doesn't have much of any type of fragrance.

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Horehound is a cousin to mints. But it lacks the scent of mint. It may have a slight licorice smell. But most of the time it is very faint. You have to use a lot of plant to get a bit of taste/smell of it.


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Thanks Tina...There are so many variations, it's cool to learn the differences.


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Yes thanks Tina. I do have a LOT of this horrible plant all over my yard so when the rains stop I'm going to grab a bundle and see if I can smell it. Not that it matters but now I'm curious. I just wish it would go away. Hard to believe people actually plant this.

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I had some mint out at the farm that a friend had brought me. I was continually pulling out masses of it (by the roots) just to keep it under control.
I have come to be of the notion that IF a person wants to grow it, they should do in, say, pots.


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Any mint, sedum or ivy can get out of a pot and take over your space when you're not looking.


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Well, that is no fun......


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We have a LOT of mint, it's just so pretty and it smells so yummy; but yeah, it all gets out of control if not in a planter box of some sort, and even then it tends to just spread everywhere.


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Someone else told me it might be catnip. Either way I don't want it all over my yard.

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catnip is invasive as well. I had a small bit in my front flower bed at the farm. (I made tea out of it for a school project for my youngest)
Mine was not the lush kind, but catnip none the less.
here is what the internet says:

#1) Nepeta cataria (catnip, catswort) –
the "true catnip", cultivated as an ornamental plant, has become an invasive species in some habitats.

#2) Nepeta grandiflora (giant catmint, Caucasus catmint) – lusher than true catnip and has dark green leaves and dark blue flowers.


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Think I could persuade some good teacher to come pull it up and make tea for her school? :)

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Think I could persuade some good teacher to come pull it up and make tea for her school? :)


My mommy said that if you do not ask, the answer is always NO...so by all means ask......


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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Think I could persuade some good teacher to come pull it up and make tea for her school? :)


Try convince her to come pull all my Bishop's weed as well grin


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haha

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Looks like Horehound or mint.


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