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Lemon Herb??
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Kristy's Red Barn    Posted 03-17-2004 at 11:48:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I was a kid my grandma had a plant that looks a lot like a spearmint plant, it had the same type of leaves, except this one smelled like lemon. Does anyone know what this plant is called? I would like to get one and plant it this spring. You can use the leaves to make tea with, although I just really like the smell of the plant itself. Thanks.


greenbeanman    Posted 03-17-2004 at 14:28:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
The lemon balm looks like it would be an easy plant to care for, i.e. if like the mint that grew wild on our farm---neglect was the proper care.

There are also lemon scented geranium plants if you would prefer the look of, or ease of care of them.



Sorry...    Posted 03-17-2004 at 13:44:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I suggested Sourgrass, I thought you were looking for a North American native wild plant...

Salmoneye,


Sheila    Posted 03-17-2004 at 13:15:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's probably is, as previously suggested, Melissa Officinalis, Lemon Balm.


lemon balm/melissa    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:50:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
!!!


Wisereader    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:41:49       [Reply]  [No Email]

Does it look like this, per chance?


Kristy's Red Barn    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:45:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YES!! just like that, now what is that? lol


Patria    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:45:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
That one looks a lot like mint..


Wisereader    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:45:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I forgot to add that this is Melissa officinalis (lemon balm or lime balm).

I have tons of this stuff.


Never mind, think I found    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:35:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it's Lemon Verbina, or at least that looks like the plant. We'll have to see though.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:21:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sourgrass or Sour Grass...

http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/usa2001/june2001/10jun2001c/


Patria    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:56:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Salmoney, that is an interesting website..


Acquainted With The Night    Posted 03-17-2004 at 13:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always one of my favourite Frost poems...Weird that by chance when I went looking for pics of Sourgrass that I happened upon that site...

I love Sourgrass...We eat it all summer in salads and just to quench thirst in the woods...I know some peope cook with it and make tea also...Read somewhere that you could use it instead of rhubarb in pies too...

Salmoneye



Patria    Posted 03-17-2004 at 13:43:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That one brought memories of Marillion, the british band, for some reason..weird also:-)


Herb Alpert    Posted 03-17-2004 at 12:16:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or is it Peaches and Herb?


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