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Lemon verbena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Aloysia
Species: A. citrodora
Binomial name
Aloysia citrodora

Lemon verbena, or Aloysia citrodora is a type of flowering plant in the verbena family. Common names are Lemon Verbena and Lemon Beebrush. Its tiny flowers bloom purple or white in late summer.


Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony taste to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and beverages. It also is used to make herb tea.

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