Entry from US English dictionary
An Asian plant of the mint family with medicinal and culinary uses. It is regarded as an invasive weed in some areas.
- Perilla frutescens, family Labatiae.
- A black and green garden collection of 96 plants costs £120 and includes dark dahlias, cosmos, perilla and scabiosa and green euphorbias, gladiolus and zinnia.
- Few plants have made such a splash so quickly as Magilla perilla.
- Two examples of herbs in this category include Pinellia and perilla.
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