Melissa officinalis L.
Common Name: LEMON-BALM
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Melissa officinalis A. A. Reznicek

A native of southern Europe and perhaps Asia, long cultivated for its aromatic oil and rarely escaped to disturbed places and thickets. First collected in 1938 in Kalamazoo Co. The bruised foliage has a very pleasant citrus odor.


Berrien County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.