Can you help me identify mint-type plant?

nownowJuly 9, 2012

Hello: My mother grows this plant in her yard in Florida. She says it is mint. The plants that I see here in North Carolina that are mint or spearmint do not match this. It looks almost like a spearmint plant and smells almost like it but it is not. Its a little sweeter smelling. The picture is the best I can do for a scan of the leaves. The leaves grow to be about the size of a quarter. The plant looks similar to a mint plant and the twigs are woody. I went to the local nursery and no one had an idea what it was? Does anyone have an idea what this plant could be?

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Picture would help.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:18PM
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nownow

Heres the pic!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:40PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Do you have a picture of the whole plant?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 10:45AM
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jaynine

Calamintha grandiflora maybe?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:28PM
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yutopia(6B)

Is it lemon balm? Profuse, grows like a weed, lemon-scented?

Lemon balm is delicious in iced tea. I actually prefer it to mint.

I once made a pesto from its leaves with walnuts and a bit of parmesan and olive oil-- it is delicious.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 11:11AM
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nownow

Hello jaynine and yutopia: Thank you for the suggestions but I dont think it is either of these plants. I am getting some pictures hopefully today and will post them.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 2:19PM
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nownow

OK.. Here is the plant! Help me Identify it please. Anyone?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 6:47PM
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nownow

Heres is pic#2. When I boil the leaves it the water looks a little yellowish. It doesnt look like the lemon balm. Anyone?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 6:48PM
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jaynine

Plectranthus fruticosus?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 7:27PM
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nownow

Hello jaynine. I looked it up and no it does not have flowers like that. As far as I can tell it doesn't have blooming flowers. Also the leaves are different. Thank you again for trying!

http://www.google.com/search?q=Plectranthus+fruticosus&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=vxd&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bwIGUK6yG5Cg8gT_lt30Bw&ved=0CEQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=775

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 8:33PM
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jaynine

It's a Plectranthus of some kind...

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 10:56PM
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