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Photo: Melissa officinalis.

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Flowering plant. It's pretty, but it retains its scent only a few months after drying, and the tincture is rather short-lived, too. You can freeze it. Vantaa, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-16.
Melissa officinalis L. Engl.: common balm, lemon balm, balm, balm mint, blue balm, cure-all, dropsy plant, garden balm, melissa, sweet balm. Deu.: Melisse, Zitronenmelisse, Frauenkraut, Gartenmelisse, Mutterkraut. Suom.: sitruunamelissa. Sven.: citronmeliss, hjärtansfröjd, honungsblomma, melissört, modergräs. Fran.: mélisse, citronelle. Bot. syn.: Melissa cordifolia Pers.
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