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Offline Keith13

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what is this flower vs2
« on: May 04, 2008, 04:26:35 PM »
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 05:00:45 PM »
Is the stem square?  It looks like a mint, but I'm not sure of the variety.

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 07:24:09 PM »
yes the stem is square. it has no noticable scent or not a good one like mint do all mints smell good

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 07:39:44 PM »
Actually all mints don't smell, there are many members of the Laminacea family, mints are only one of them, but they all share the square stem. 

Your plant looks like one of the field mints, but I'd have to see the whole plant to confirm.

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008, 07:58:52 PM »
Thanks I will try to get a better picture it was late in the day and I couldn't get the sun to my back to take a good picture. the bees were all over the stuff whatever it was. its neat I have never noticed these before until I started keeping my bees. i guess it just changes what you look for when you are out and about

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008, 08:36:21 PM »
Look at that ugly Flyers logo!!   :-P
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008, 09:15:05 PM »
I finally had enough of that penguin figured we needed a team with talent on the forum. See you in the finals who would have thought an all Pennsylvania eastern championship. Good luck you'll need it :evil:

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008, 09:49:31 PM »
It'll be a good one for sure.  I hope Briere and the gang bought rocket skates so they can keep up with the Pens.
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008, 11:27:47 PM »
Please Google ( Motherwort) Yes it is in the mint family.doak
and grows every where.

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 11:36:35 PM »
Too bad the North Stars moved to Dallas... :-x
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2008, 12:07:29 AM »
You have the Wild now.  They aren't too shabby.
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008, 01:35:41 PM »
How tall is it?  What are the shape of the leaves?  Are the leaves opposite each other or alternating?


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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008, 05:25:09 PM »
It'll be a good one for sure.  I hope Briere and the gang bought rocket skates so they can keep up with the Pens.

Crosby will have to stay upright to skate fast. Expect a viscious, physical series. Familiarity breeds contempt. Say hello to the rebirth of the broad street bullies. Have tickets to the games and expect some fun!
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008, 06:06:02 PM »
2 to 5 ft tall.
Flowers pink,purple or white.
with fuzzy upper lip,
born it spiny clusters around square stem at base of leaves.
Yes, leaves opposite one another and alter up the stalk.
as in, one set of leaves at 3&9 o clock the next at 6&12, 3&9, 6&12.
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2008, 11:48:59 PM »
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Say hello to the rebirth of the broad street bullies.

There is no way that Philly will win against the Pens, playing that style of hockey.  They already proved that during the regular season.  If they want to try it in the conference finals, then they should just save everyone the time and effort and send Pittsburgh to the Cup Finals.  I highly doubt that's the style they will be playing.  I do agree it's going to be a good one though.  Have fun at the game.
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2008, 12:14:48 AM »
It looks to me like some version of catmint/catnip also called Nepeta . Nepeta has quite a few cultivars and can bloom anywhere from May - Sept. Not all of them are attractive to cats but it might be an additional test...

Yours might be Nepeta gradiflora? Nepeta curviflora? Nepeta cataria?

Bees do love it. I find more bumbles and carpenters than honey on mine but this is the first year there will be a hive in my back yard!

Having grown up in Pgh and currently living in Phila I cannot comment freely on the other topic of this thread...


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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2008, 09:13:02 AM »
I will try to go get a better photo today and get it loaded after work

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2008, 09:37:52 AM »
Photos look O.K to me.
The plant looks like a finger print to the Mother wort Picture they are showing in the
North American Wildlife Book..
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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2008, 09:58:38 AM »
doak I just googled mother wort. that is it no doubt about it. thanks I appreciate it

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Re: what is this flower vs2
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2008, 05:55:37 PM »
It looks like a field mint to me too.  This book will probably tell you if you can get it from your library:

"Mints: A family of Herbs and Ornamentals" by Barbara Perry Lawton

It's a fabulous book for identifying mints.  My copy appears to have been put in storage while I rehab my kitchen.

 

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