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Melissa officinalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1425630Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80010005001300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude25204565Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.57.8Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-20Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60140
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsleaves
materialessential oilsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsleaves
medicinalnervous system applicationsleaves
medicinaldigestive system applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsexudates