EPPO Global Database

Perilla frutescens(PRJFR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

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


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
perila Portuguese
egoma Japanese
エゴマ Japanese
перилла кустарниковая Russian
zǐ sū Chinese
紫苏 Chinese
перила чагарникова Ukrainian