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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: erect, simple to branched. Leaf: petioled; blade oblong to ovate, crenate to serrate. Inflorescence: +- open, in axils of distal leaves, short-bracted. Flower: calyx 2-lipped, upper lip > lower, 3-lobed, lower 2-lobed; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip +- entire, hood-like, erect or reflexed, lower lip 3-lobed, tube > calyx, curved upward; stamens 4, fertile, pairs +- equal, included under upper lip; style lobes unequal. Fruit: ovoid, smooth.
Species In Genus: 3 species: Europe, western Asia. Etymology: (Greek: bee)
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Marrubium vulgare
Next taxon: Melissa officinalis
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Melissa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9460, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.