close-up of aromatic lemon verbena,scented herb for aromatic tea in garden in natural sunny daylight

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close-up of aromatic lemon verbena,scented herb for aromatic tea in garden in natural sunny daylight

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer You may have used lemon verbena in the kitchen and seen a plant labeled “verbena” in a garden center. You may also have encountered the essential oil known as “lemon verbena” or “verbena oil.” This might have you wondering “are verbena and lemon verbena the same?” Let’s look at some verbena plant information that should clear up any confusion. Are Verbena and Lemon Verbena Different? In short, lemon verbena is one of many plants that could be called verbenas. Around 1,200 species are in the Verbenaceae, or verbena plant family. The ones most commonly called verbenas are the roughly 250 species in the genus Verbena. Lemon verbena is a member of a different genus within the Verbenaceae; it’s classified as Aloysia triphylla. Ornamental members of the genus Verbena include common vervain (V. officinalis), purpletop vervain (V. bonariensis), slender vervain (V. rigida), and

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