Field Balm or Calamint: Calamintha nepeta
|Weed Description: A perennial herb with showy flowers and a distinctive minty odor. Primarily a weed of pastures, fields, and noncrop areas found from Maryland south to South Carolina and also in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas.|
in outline with the apex usually sharp-pointed (acute).
The lower leaf margins are toothed along both edges. Lower leaves are ½ to 1 inch long, the upper
leaves become progressively smaller up the stem.
All leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem.
Stems: Stout, branched, and hairy.
Flowers: Individual flowers are about 4 mm long and light purple and/or white in color.
|Identifying Characteristics: The distinctive minty smell and showy flowers help to distinguish this plant from most other weeds.|