Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis

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.

Meliss.

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Bild 9. Meliss. Gamla texter: Kryddor och kryddodling, 1919.

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Flowering top. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

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Flowering plant. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

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Flowering twig, almost flowered out. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Lemony teaherbs.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Of lemon balm and Moldavian dragonhead.

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Flowering tops. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

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Flowering plant. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

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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.

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Flowers. Vantaa, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-16.