Taxon  Report   5408 
Melissa officinalis  L.
Bee balm,  Common balm, Lemon balm
Melissa officinalis
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Melissa officinalis
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Melissa officinalis
© 2001 Tony Morosco
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
Genus: Melissa
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.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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