Does anyone know of a plant that looks like a mint, with the square stem and little purple flowers at leaf axils along the stem that has a smell like musk? (Possibly a weed?)
I was out cutting vines away from some herb pots in my back garden tonight, and at first I thought I had disturbed a burrowing animal of some sort, from the scent, but then I spotted the little mint-like plant and crushed a leaf--and it was the plant!
I am wondering if it is a cross between some of my mints and either the ground ivy or another tiny little plant I have running around my yard that also has the teeny purple flowers at its leaf axils...or if it is just one of those grown larger under the protection of the plant pot.
I couldn't find anything on Google about a mint that had a musk fragrance, and I'd never noticed that little weed smelling like that before, either.
It is also near horehound, and looks a bit like that, too, but with green leaves, not furry ones.
Several years ago, I did buy some black horehound by mistake--I was pretty annoyed when I found out it was poisonous...I suppose this could be some of it grown wild, too...?