August 21st, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
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While weeding a flowerbed at the side of the house I discovered a plant that smelled like anise.  After checking with the previous owner she said she did plant anise.  When it bloomed it was a beautiful plant that I’m so glad I spared.

 

After reading about it the leaves and blossoms can be used in different ways. It’s actually a member of the mint family, not a true anise.   Another delightful thing about it is that the butterflies love it.  Below is a close-up of two of the butterflies that were on it when I took the picture in the morning.  I have seen tiger and black swallowtails all over it, but unfortunately not when I took the picture.