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#81804 June 5th, 2005 at 09:23 PM
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But I cannot for the life of me remember what I planted here. <img border="0" alt="[perplexed]" title="" src="graemlins/confused.gif" /> Although it looks similar, the leaves are too rounded to be catnip, which I also have growing.

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#81805 June 5th, 2005 at 10:05 PM
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Cucumbers?

#81806 June 5th, 2005 at 10:23 PM
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Thanks, Carly, but it is either a flower or herb, not a veggie.

#81807 June 5th, 2005 at 11:40 PM
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Chrysanthemum ?????? Duh

#81808 June 6th, 2005 at 12:16 AM
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Another good guess but I did not sow chrysanthemum seeds and there are no mums even on the property.

#81809 June 6th, 2005 at 12:29 AM
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Cricket,
Have you rubbed the leaves yet???

I think it's Lemon Balm!!!

#81810 June 6th, 2005 at 12:30 AM
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Maybe a Catnip or Pineapple mint??

Rub the leaves for me,
and tell me what it smells like, will ya!!!!!!!!!

#81811 June 6th, 2005 at 01:44 AM
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I thought catnip or lemon balm, too, especially because I grow both but the leaves are a bit different. Hang on and I'll take photos to compare.

#81812 June 6th, 2005 at 01:57 AM
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Catnip...
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Lemon Balm...
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Mystery plant...
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As you can see, the catnip leaves are narrower and pointer and the lemon balm is close but not quite. The mystery plant has leaves considerably larger than both, but they are both certainly similar. The only mints I am growing are apple mint and spearmint, neither of which look like the plant I am trying to identify. However, it does have a familiar scent, not lemony, which I cannot place. I am driving myself crazy because when I finally discover what it is, it will be one of those "Of course, I knew that!" moments. <img border="0" alt="[perplexed]" title="" src="graemlins/confused.gif" />

#81813 June 6th, 2005 at 03:18 AM
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It does resembe my catMINT ?

When I bought it, I didn't know there was a difference between catnip and catmint - could that be what it is?

#81814 June 6th, 2005 at 03:38 AM
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I'm gonna say this time,
Wild Catnip???

Start discribin' that smell!!!

#81815 June 6th, 2005 at 03:39 AM
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Can you get a different angle
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instead of on top, the side/???

#81816 June 6th, 2005 at 04:02 AM
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Weezie, it smells like...like... Duh my brain's seized up! eek frown

#81817 June 6th, 2005 at 05:50 AM
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It reminds me of cat mint. Does it out grow the pot??

#81818 June 6th, 2005 at 06:42 AM
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It could be catmint. Definitely similar to catnip. This is the first time I've seen it and I don't have catmint seeds so I'm really not sure where it came from, except I vaguely remember planting something.... nutz

Lynne, what is the difference between catmint and catnip? Do they have similar effects on cats?

Donna, I'm quite sure at the rate it is growing it will soon outgrow the pot, as does my catnip.

#81819 June 6th, 2005 at 06:46 AM
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Weezie, it smells faintly like catnip but not exactly and not as strong.

#81820 June 6th, 2005 at 01:58 PM
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Cricket - here's a link to a good picture of catNIP and some info. If you click on the picture there you will get a larger one. It also describes the shapes of the leaves and stems.

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and here's a link to a good picture of catMINT. It looks like catmint leaves are more heartshaped and a little rounder, while catNIP is more elongated.
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It would be funny if your plant wasn't either of these after all... Duh I'm just learing about the mint family - have catmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint, and apple mint so far. Potted them all up except for the (older) catmint, so they wouldn't take over my universe! thumbup

#81821 June 8th, 2005 at 05:30 PM
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Cricket - here's a picture of my catmint this morning. It has really taken off, especially since I cut it back twice already this season. I can't believe how large the leaves are this year. By the way, it grows under our second story deck in almost all shade, and flowers terrifically.

Our first cat, Cookie, loved to roll around in sprigs that I would bring indoors for her. Our current 3 kitties have no interest in it whatsoever.

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#81822 June 9th, 2005 at 06:31 AM
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I can't find a good pic, but how about NEPETA GRANDIFLORA ??

#81823 June 9th, 2005 at 06:37 AM
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Lynne, it looks identical to your catmint so I'll go with that. You have a nice looking plant there.

Thanks all!


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