Weed or plant?

Asked September 19, 2017, 10:21 AM EDT

Could you please let me know if the attached is a weed or a plant? it is growing in among the echinacea in my side yard; it kind of has a minty smell like minarda but it also has small purple lavendar blossoms. thanks for your help. There was one opinion that it was Canadian clearweed but not sure about the blossoms.

Howard County Maryland

3 Responses

This looks like beefsteak plant (Perilla frutescens). It is an invasive weed in Maryland.

https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=3735

ckc

That sure looks like you nailed it! Thanks very much...have pulled much up from the roots -will get the rest and alert the neighbors.
cheers,
Susan