Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton
Common Name: BEEFSTEAK PLANT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

 A native of southeast Asia, sometimes cultivated as an herb for its oily seeds, edible leaves, or bronze foliage, and locally escaped as a weed in eastern North America. First collected in 1994 (A. A. Reznicek 9976, MICH) along a sidewalk in Ann Arbor (Washtenaw Co.). See also comments under Collinsonia.

Purple leaved plants are commonly grown, and the Lenawee Co. collection is this color. 

Locations

Lenawee County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 6, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1578.