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Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

PLANT FAMILY

Lamiaceae.

AROMA

Gently lemon scented leaves mixed with mint.

TASTE

Minty flavour, with a strong mix of lemon.

CHARACTERISTICS

Perennial, herbaceous plant in the mint family. Flowers are pale yellow becoming pinkish, and blossom between August and September.

The Latin name, Melissa is Greek for ‘honey bee’; particularly apt as the flowers are full of nectar and therefore particularly appealing to bees.

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