When I first saw these, I thought they were self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), but a second look at the leaves and they clearly are not. Any guesses on what this wild flower (weed) is?
But none of the above have the right type of flower.Note that there are a handful of other plants with square stems and opposite leaves, which may be confused with the Mints. Those plants are found in the Loosestrife, Verbena and Stinging Nettle families, but none of them smell minty.
Thanks rainbow. I meant to suggest that it had a hint of mint scent but not a particularly pleasant one. I went back today and, for some reason, it did smell a bit more minty. On my way home, I pulled over and parked next to a sign that said "DANGER, high voltage" or something. Nevertheless, I'm alive and found some stuff I hadn't yet photographed! I thought one was baneberry (dolls eye) but when I got back and looked...oh, nevermind. I'll upload the picture soonrainbowgardener wrote:peppermint seems closer.
campho-phenique was camphor and menthol (mint).
Hyssop - Yet another member of the large Mint family, Hyssop is an easy to grow, attractive herb that makes a useful border or edging plant. It attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and as such is a valuable addition to a habitat-type situation. It has a minty-licorice taste and a strong camphor-like smell.
https://www.gardensablaze.com/Perennials ... lHerbs.htm
They have acquired their common name Mentha from Minthes (according to Ovid) who was changed into a plant of this sort by Proserpina, the wife of Pluto, in a fit of jealousy. Their flowering tops are all found to contain a certain portion of camphor.
https://www.gardenherbs.org/simples/mint ... armint.htm
Above article has lots of fun mint lore.
So smelling like camphophenique doesn't rule it out from being hyssop or mint.
Thank you. After smelling it again, I do think it has more of a peppermint scent. So, I'm going with the majority and will assume that's what it isMr_bobo_ wrote:OH, I was not correct...
... Mentha piperita is my final answer...