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Herb-Lemon Balm-Melissa Gold | Blue Grass Nursery, Sod & Garden Centres

Herb-Lemon Balm-Melissa Gold

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Melissa officinalis, commonly called lemon balm, is a bushy herbaceous member of the mint family that is typically grown in herb gardens and border fronts for its lemon-scented leaves. Wrinkled, ovate, medium green leaves (to 3” long) appear in pairs on square stems rising to 2’ tall. Although the flowers are ornamentally inconspicuous, honey bees love them. Leaves are edible and may be added to salads, soups, sauces or vegetables. Leaves are also used to flavor teas. Dried leaves may be added to sachets and potpourri.

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