Lippia citriodora


Lippia citriodora (Lemon verbena, Aloysia citrodora , lemon beebrush) is a flowering plant. It grows in Iran ,South America, northern Africa, southern Europe. The leaves and flowering tops are used to make medicine.
Alysia citriodora is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate. It is in leaf from May to November, in flower in August, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.
Leaves – occasionally cooked as a spinach but more commonly used as a flavouring in salads, fruit salads etc. A delicious lemon-like flavour, it is adored by most people who try it. A delicious and refreshing tea is made from the leaves. The dried leaves will retain their lemon aroma for many years.

Aloysia citriodora
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