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What is this?

Posted by duane456 z8westernOR (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 17, 11 at 18:31

What is the green leaf plant? Not the flowers that are with it.

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RE: What is this?

looks like perilla to me.

RE: What is this?

I think it's perilla too. Squeeze the leaves and take a whiff. If is smells minty & medicinally, it's perilla.
I have a purple form. Perilla is edible.
Perilla frutescens from Shyamala

RE: What is this?

Thanks for all the replies!! But, it doesn't smell minty or medicinally. I don't think perilla grows here in the northwest. It really doesn't have have any smell when I crush the leaf.
I think I figured it out. It has a square stem so I pretty sure it's a salvia. I have grown Yvonne's before and a few seeds may have been left in the potting soil because I reuse my potting soil sometimes. I didn't intentially plant them though.

RE: What is this?

It might be salvia as you said.
Perilla & Salvia are in the mint family. All of them have square stems.

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