perilla mint

COMMON NAME: Perilla mint
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Perilla frutescens
FAMILY: Lamiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Annual herb. Plant green to purple throughout. Leaves opposite, ovate to cordate, crenate edges.
Stems square. Mint-like smell when plant material crushed. Elongated flowering stem at apex of plant.
Flowers small, white.
DESCRIPTION: Common in pasture forest edges. More adapted to partial shade to shaded areas. Plant is highly
toxic to ruminants.

Broad View Flowering plant

Broad View
Flowering plant

Leaf Stem node

Leaf
Stem node

Leaf Leaf closeup

Leaf
Leaf closeup

Flower / Seed Head Individual inflorescence

Flower / Seed Head
Individual inflorescence