Wild mint had a distinctive look with its light purple flower clusters wrapped around each leaf axil. Crushing a leaf and smelling the mint will also help to identify this wildflower.
Flower Type: Irregular flowers, too small to see, individually clustered at the axis (where levee meets stem)
Flower Color: Light purple
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 6-24 inches)
Leaf Type: Egg-shaped and toothed, smelling strongly of mint when crushed
Stem: Hairy and square
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