- Flower nameLemon Balm
- Scientific nameMelissa officinalis
- Aliasビーバーム, Melissa officinalis, 西洋山薄荷, Lemon balm, メリッサ, Melissa, 香水薄荷, bee balm
- Place of originSouthern Europe
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Lemon Balm
Lemon balm,Melissa officinalis, Melissa, or bee balm (scientific name: Melissa officinalis) is a cold-tolerant perennial herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to Southern Europe. From early summer to summer, the umbel inflorescence is extended and many small white flowers bloom. Lemon-scented leaves and stems are used in cooking, tea, medicine, and potpourri. It is a honey source plant that has nectar in its flowers, attracts bumblebees, produces honey, and helps pollinate the surrounding trees. The genus name 'Melissa' means 'bee' in Greek. The flower language is "caring" and "empathy."
Generic name: lemon balm, scientific name: Melissa officinalis, aka: Melissa, bee balm, Origin: Southern Europe, Plant height: 40-80 cm, Leaf: Broad egg-shaped or heart-shaped, Leaf margin: Sawtooth, Phylogeny: Opposite, Flowering period: June to July, flower diameter: 0.5 cm, inflorescence form: umbel.