BCP/Perilla frutescens


Perilla frutescens

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Profile for Perilla frutescens (Perilla)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers:spikes of tubular purple flowers
Foliage:opposite, simple, toothed, porple in some varieties
Stem:square in cross section
Scent:liquorice-like scent from all parts
Life Cycle: Annual
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Regional data:
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (invasive or naturalized) September, October

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This page is a profile for the plant species Perilla frutescens, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.