Name of plant?

Asked September 1, 2019, 7:26 PM EDT

This plant popped up all on its own. The leaves are more burgundy than in the photo. It smells minty and spreads quickly. Do you know its name?

Montgomery County Maryland herbs plant identification invasive

1 Response

Hi - This is a purple variety of Shiso (Perilla frutescens). It is sold as an ornamental and an herb plant. Unfortunately, it has become invasive in some areas of Maryland due to seed dispersal.

Christa