Lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora)
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Lemon verbena or Lemon beebrush (syn. A.triphylla) is a deciduous perennial shrub native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru. This plant was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century. It grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres and exudes a powerful lemony scent. It prefers full sun, a lot of water, and a light loam soil, and is sensitive to cold. The light green leaves are lancet-shaped, and its tiny flowers bloom lavender or white in August or September.
Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony flavour to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas and can make a refreshing sorbet. In addition, it has anti-Candida albicans activity.
The major isolates in lemon verbena oil are citral (30-35%), nerol and geraniol. 
Lemon verbena is also classified as Verbena triphylla L’Hér., Verbena citriodora Cav., Lippia triphylla, Lippia citriodora, and Aloysia citriodora (Cav.) Ort.
Categories: Verbenaceae | Flora of Argentina | Flora of Paraguay | Flora of Brazil | Flora of Chile | Flora of Peru | Herbs | Medicinal plants