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I have this growing all over my yard (creeping in from my neighbors yard)
The leafs are fuzzy, green, and purple. It's vine like.

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Did you gently rub a leaf between your fingers and find a fragrance in the leaf? Is the stalk square? It looks square to me. If the leaf is fragrant and the stalk square, it is likely to be some kind of mint. This is just a guess, but it looks like a mint to me. Someone else will come along soon who will know more about the plant than i do. Welcome to the forums @Anny:)
 

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The flower makes me think it's something in the mint family. There are many plants in the mint family that grow here in the US, some native, some not native. I don't recognize this one, so it could be a non-native, invasive plant. Almost all plants in the mint family are known for their spreading. Ass Beverly said, you're likely to get a scent if you rub it, although not necessarily the typical "mint" smell.
 
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JB said ...Ass Beverly...

Really, @JBtheExplorer ...Ass Beverly? I am crushed:eek::ROFLMAO: I don't know why i can't find the "quote" trigger. Can someone please tell me how to do a "quote"? Oh, maybe i just copy a portion of what i want to quote from a prior post?
 
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Hi, I have this plant growing in a shaded woody area beside my home. I have been trying to identify it as well. Yesterday I used a flower identification book and was able to identify it as "purple dead nettle". And it is a member of the mint family. I am slowly but surely trying to identify all the plants that grow on my homestead. Run a goggle image search for purple dead nettle and see if you agree it's the same plant.
 
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This is the plant I identified as "purple dead nettle".
 

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Yes, Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) in the Mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to Europe, Siberia and northwestern Africa. It is a common weed in North America.
 

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