E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Perilla frutescens var. crispa (L.) Britton var. (Benth.) Deane
beefsteakplant
Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants
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Introduction

Aromatic leafy herb popular in Asian cuisine is grown in gardens and rarely escapes. Both green and purple-leaved forms are grown. The green-leaved form was collected once in a soil and compost refuse dump in Burnaby (Lomer 9075 @ UBC).

Author: Frank Lomer, Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia Herbarium

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