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Melissa officinalis L.
LEMON BALM
Melissa; Balm, Common Balm; Lemon Balm, Common Balm; Common balm

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Melissa officinalis, Lemon Balm
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Melissa officinalis, Lemon Balm

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Melissa officinalis, leaf and flower
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Melissa officinalis, leaf and flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Brachycaudus ( @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta decidua @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta melissae @ BPI (1)
Coccinellidae  Harmonia axyridis @ I_LB (1)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium melissae @ BPI (2)
Megachilidae  Anthidium maculosum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile angelarum @ UCRC_ENT (4)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Phloeospora melissae @ BPI (1)

Septoria melissae @ BPI (5)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis vulgaris @ BPI (2)

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Melissa officinalis L.
common balm

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General Information
Symbol: MEOF2
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Strybing Arboretum. October 1, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Strybing Arboretum. October 1, 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, VA, Browntown. Usage Requirements .

Jose Hernandez. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, VA, Browntown. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 137. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Melissa L. – balm
Species Melissa officinalis L. – common balm

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains UPL
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (MEOF2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0050 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0052 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0053 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0054 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0049 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0051 [detail]
© 2001 Tony Morosco

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Melissa
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1087 [detail]
© 2005 Filippo Chierici

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Melissa
ID: 0000 0000 1105 1088 [detail]
© 2005 Filippo Chierici

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1082 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1083 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0910 2021 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0910 2022 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0910 2023 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Bee Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0112 1039 [detail]
© 2012 Aaron Arthur

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Bee Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0112 1040 [detail]
© 2012 Aaron Arthur

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
ID: 0000 0000 0814 0905 [detail]
© 2014 Zoya Akulova

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
ID: 0000 0000 0117 3809 [detail]
© 2017 Zoya Akulova

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0817 2379 [detail]
© 2017 Hannah Kang

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0817 2380 [detail]
© 2017 Hannah Kang

Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
ID: 0000 0000 0817 2381 [detail]
© 2017 Hannah Kang

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