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Perilla
Green shiso perilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Perilla
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Perilla is a genus of annual herb which is a member of the mint family. In mild climates the plant can reseed itself. There are both green leafed and purple leafed versions of this plant. The plant's leaves resemble stinging nettle leaves, though slightly rounder in the shape.

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