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Melissa officinalis, Perennial - Attracts Bees and considered a "Calming" herb. It’s been used since Middle Ages to reduce stress & anxiety, promote sleep, improve mood & mental performance & improve appetite. Even before the Middle Ages, it was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wound & treat venomous insect bites & stings. Leaves have a gentle lemon scent, are deeply wrinkled & range from dark green to yellowish green, in late Aug, small white flowers full of nectar appear, attracting bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee'). Ht: 2 ft, Deciduous perennial , Seed Count Approx - 210 avg
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