Taxon  Report   5408 
Melissa officinalis  L.
Lemon balm, bee balm, common balm
Melissa officinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
 

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Melissa officinalis
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Melissa officinalis
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Melissa
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
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USDA PLANTS Profile (MEOF2)

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2014).

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