Another Plant Mystery
This is something that came up at the edge of my garden. I took this picture in late September. It grew only about a foot tall. The leaves are aromatic, almost perfumey, but since it's bloomed I don't detect much smell from the leaves. They taste bitter. I thought at the time that it might be a basil, as I bought Holy basil seed from someone on eBay and there were lots of different kinds of basil that came up from that seed. But the seed cases of basil are rounded and this has tubular seed cases, like maybe an agastache?? I don't know if there will be seed or not. The flowers were blue and unimpressive. Been here three summers now and have not seen this till now, so it's not a native weed. Might be something the birds planted. I will go out this morning and break some of it off to bring in.
Helen, you mentioned you were ready for another mystery, here ya go..... (and anyone else too).
I'm having laser surgery on my knee today so may not be online for a few days. They tell me recuperation time is short.