Aloysia citriodora Verbenaceae
Cultivated as annual
Intensely lemon-scented leaves can be used in potpourri and sachets. Leaves make an intense lemon-flavored , stomach-soothing tea.
Source of plant
To 3m, branched. Leaves to 10 x 2cm, in whorls of 3 or 4, membranous, lanceolate, acuminate, base cuneate, entire or dentate, glandular-dotted beneath, lemon-scented, short-petiolate. Inflorescence of whorled, axillary spikes or terminal panicles; flowers white; calyx pubescent; corolla to 5mm.
USDA Hardiness Zone
tender perennial, fragrance, food