Identification: Field mint?

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  1. tbransco

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    Hello,

    Was out in the Sooke Hills west of Victoria the other day, and came across what looks like field mint (Mentha arvensis), but was hoping someone here could confirm or suggest alternatives. What's got me puzzled is that the sample images of field mint on the UBC E-Flora site depict a plant with flowers emerging at several points up the stem where the opposing leaves also emerge. The plant I saw was perhaps too short (about 6 inches) to develop this arrangement, but the flowers appeared only at the top of the stem. Otherwise, the floral patterns and leaves looked about right. The images I've attached are from the top and side of the same plant.

    Thanks for any help on offer,
    Terry
     

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  2. David in L A

    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks like Prunella vulgaris.
     
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    Indeed it does, David. Thank you!
     

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