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Perilla frutescens

Perilla frutescens

Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. Engl.: beefsteakplant, common perilla, green-leaved perilla, shiso, wild perilla. Deu.: Grünes Shiso. Suom.: veripeippi, shiso. Sven.: bladmynta, kinesisk bladmynta, shiso. Jap.: ao shiso. Bot. syn.: Melissa cretica Lour., Melissa maxima Ard., Mentha perilloides Lam., Ocimum frutescens L., Perilla arguta Benth., Perilla avium Dunn, Perilla ocymoides L., Perilla urticaefolia Salisb.

Perilla arguta

Botanical name:

Classic texts: Sturtevant 1919.

Photo: Perilla frutescens 5.

Taxonomy extra:
Leaf. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2002-07-26.

Photo: Perilla frutescens 4.

Taxonomy extra:
Plants with butterflies. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2002-07-26.

Photo: Perilla frutescens 3.

Taxonomy extra:
Red plants. Helsinki bot.g. (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 1999-09-06.

Photo: Perilla frutescens.

Taxonomy extra:
Red (akashiso) and green plants (aoshiso), side by side. Some think shiso has a heavenly scent. I think it smells of catpiss, or stinkbugs. But then, I also think that cilantro smells (and tastes) of used dishwashing water. MTT Karila research station, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-23.

Photo: Perilla frutescens 2.

Taxonomy extra:
Red plants. MTT Karila research station, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-23.

Photo: Perilla frutescens 1.

Taxonomy extra:
Green plants. MTT Karila research station, Mikkeli, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-23.


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