EPPO Global Database

Perilla frutescens(PRJFR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

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


Russian Far East, Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (Myanmar), China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea. Cultivated in China in since ancient times, and now existing in several cultivated varieties (q.v.), especially in China and Japan. Introduced in European Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, North America

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
들깨 Korean
deul kkae Korean
перила чагарникова Ukrainian