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

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

Introduction to Vascular Plants
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Introduction

This Asian herb is grown for its oil seeds and plants will arise from discarded seeds or bird seed mixes. It seems to be of sporadic occurrence depending on the warmth of the summer; frequent in warm years, absent in colder summers. It never seems to bear fruit or even flower before it is killed by the cold. Collected many times in Metro Vancouver (Lomer 6903 @ UBC).

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

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