Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Lemon Balm or Lemon Mint?

What do you think?
Is this lemon balm..


Or lemon mint?


Or ..both lemon mint and lemon balm are the same plant?


It looks more like lemon balm to me.



I have been looking for lemon balm for quite some time already.
So when I glanced round the nursery yesterday
and my eyes caught this,
I knew I had to bring this home!

The nursery owner said that this is lemon mint.
Please share your experience.
It is much appreciated :)

Cheers!

10 comments:

  1. I call this Lemon Balm, in fact it is the same plant. Check this link out, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_officinalis
    By the way Ash I do not knit, hopeless at sewing as well!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Lindy. Really appreciate it very much :)
      I love sewing so much but no skills on knitting yet.

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  2. Nice plant, thanks for dropping by on my blog! :)
    Kind regards

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    1. Pleasure is all mine Noushka. Love your photography so much..keep it coming :)

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    1. Yes, it does when you crush or tear it :)

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    1. It is the same Bangchik (after my extensive research on this) :)

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  5. I think it's lemon balm or Melissa.
    I grow it in my garden and I like tea with Melissa leaves, Ash.

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    1. I thought it is lemon balm too Nadezda. But after some research, it seems that lemon balm and lemon mint are the same plant. Melissa leaves eh..nice name :)
      I love having afternoon tea with Melissa too, Nadezda. Very refreshing!

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