There are many kinds in the mint “family” but ones called “mint” should have the minty sharp smell that range in quality — but they can smell different like peppermint or spearmint. Some plants are in the mint family but not minty, like Lemon Balm/Melissa. Some plants can have minty smell but is not actually part of the mint family.
- do they have square stems? = mint family
- what do they smell like? They should at least have some kind of strong scent when a leaf is held between thumb and forefinger, then the fingers are sniffed. Also try drying then crushing the dried leaf — this will concentrate the aroma
...there is a kind of lamium (part of mint family and has square stems) that is considered a weed here and does not have any aromatic scent called Henbit. These leaves remind me of henbit. It IS an edible, forageable weed though.
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