Melissa officinalis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyLamiaceae
Family (Traditional)Lamiaceae
GenusMelissa
SpeciesMelissa officinalis L.
Common Namecommon balm
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Madison (KY), Davidson (TN), Grainger (TN), Knox (TN), McMinn (TN), Montgomery (TN), Sevier (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100497997 Madison Kentucky 25 Jun 1981 David D. Taylor
354
EKY
Melissa officinalis
BEREA015784 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189583 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189589 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189588 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189585 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
31234100497989 Madison Kentucky 15 Sep 1985 David D. Taylor
9878
EKY
Melissa officinalis
BEREA015785 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Melissa officinalis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 29 Jun 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Melissa officinalis
31973000014785 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189582 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189587 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0210260 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189586 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
TENN-V-0189584 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Melissa officinalis
APSC0012119 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Melissa officinalis
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Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak
Melissa officinalis - Alaina Krakowiak