You have probably seen lemon balm growing whether you knew it or not. In the mint family, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that spreads rapidly and has become a fairly common “wild” plant. When I’m out foraging and I see what looks like a plant in the mint family it is more often that not lemon balm. Most mints look similar and they all have square stems, which makes them pretty easy to identify, and if it smells like lemons then it’s most likely lemon balm. It’s such an awesome plant that you definitely will want to start growing and foraging for lemon balm as soon as you can. LIke today!
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- Colleen Codekas
Hi, I'm Colleen. I'm here, along with my fiance Joel, to teach you about all types of homesteading endeavors, particularly related to food, permaculture, health and survival. If you like what you see, please join us for the ride!
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