• Pineapple mint - its variegated leaves make it very ornamental but don't let its attractive appearance fool you.  It is just as invasive as other mints.
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  • Baikal Skullcap - in Chinese medicine considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.  It grows along the ground so it is suitable as a groundcover.
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  • Variegated Oregano - an ornamental oregano grown for its attractive foliage and neat mounding habit.  It makes a nice border around your garden.
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  • Bees love Mountain Mint, a native plant.  As its name indicates, it is a mint and highly invasive.  It spreads both by underground runners and seed.
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