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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 17 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Maggie Valley

  • State

    North Carolina

  • Posted by

    Teresa Philo

Notes:

This plant has a very peculiar smell and want to make sure it is not harmful to pets.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to images of Cuban oregano. https://www.google.com/search?q=plectranthus++amboinicus+variegated&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMubHAxZXVAhXn64MKHcs8ChwQ7AkIRg&biw=2144&bih=1015#imgrc=K2VpFVxmhMKb1M:

    July 19th, 2017 at 10:25am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I can’t be certain of of the plant ID. But with the aromatic leaves you had mentioned this looks similar to a variegated Plectranthus amboinicus syn. Coleus amboinicus (?). Among its many common names are Cuban oregano, Spanish thyme, big leaf thyme etc… It is use for seasoning in cooking. But we do need flowers from yours for confirmation if this the Cuban oregano. According to ASPCA, Cuban oregano is toxic to cats. Perhaps you can check around in the local nurseries that carrying Cuban oregano then take a sample from your plant to the site and have a sniff test and see if yours & theirs smell the same. If this isn’t that, make new post when it blooms with flowers photo. Best wishes! http://www.gardenswag.com/2012/07/plants-poisonous-to-cats-and-dogs/

    July 19th, 2017 at 10:52am

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