Balm

(Melissa officindlis, Linn.). Labidta. Sweet herb, the lvs. being used for seasoning, particularly in liquors. It has a lemon-like flavor. It is a hardy peren nial from southern Eu. The plant grows 1-2 ft. high, somewhat hairy, loosely branched, with ovate-crenate lvs. and yellowish or whitish fls. in loose axillary clusters. Thrives in any warm position, and is easy to grow. Prop. by seeds ; also by di vision.