EPPO Global Database

Perilla frutescens(PRJFR)

Overview
Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PRJFR
  • Preferred name: Perilla frutescens
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Britton

Notes

Asia (Himalayas to southern China and Myanmar). The wild plant, which is widespread in its native area of distribution, was taken into cultivation in China in ancient times, and now exists in several cultivated varieties (q.v.), used particularly in China and Japan. Japanese immigrants introduced cultivated plants of the species into western USA, where it then naturalized as a weed

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Perilla frutescens var. frutescens (Linnaeus) Britton
Perilla ocymoides Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
common perilla English
perilla mint English (US)
gemeine Schwarznessel German
перилла кустарниковая Russian
zǐ sū Chinese
紫苏 Chinese
перила чагарникова Ukrainian