Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis L.
Common name: Balm
Description: Erect perennial herb with a lemon-like flavor flowering July-October.
Range and Habitat: Native of the Mediterranean region and naturalized in waste ground.
In Porcher’s time… Balm was cultivated for bees. This aromatic plant was so widely cultivated that Porcher wrote it “need scarcely more than a reference.”