« Back to Name that Plant

Date Photo Taken: September 25, 2001
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posted By: cmiglim


This comes up in late August/early September> Is it a variety of ragweed or something else?


  1. JennyA Registered says:

    Perilla fructescens. Member of the mint family and in my experience, very invasive. Some claim it has therapeutic value – I find it very therapeutic to pull it up by the roots.

    September 27th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    well said Jenny!

    August 29th, 2012 at 8:58 am
  3. Maureen Donohue Unregistered says:

    Perilla mint ( Perilla frutescens) is becoming invasive in Georgia. I have seen it in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in both the East and West Palisades Units in North metro Atlanta. Also in the Augusta, GA area on the road into Heggie’s Rock ( a Nature Conservancy rock outcrop) They sell it in a local International Farmers Market in Smyrna, GA on Spring Rd. It is packaged in clear wrap and labeled as Tio te and sold in fresh herbs section. I asked one of the bosses who bought it and he ( a Korean man) said Asians do. I asked him what they do with it and he did not know. ” I’ Korean.” Alan Weakley’s Flora lists it as from India. I have asked Indian people I know if they know this plant. They said yes, but they dont use it for cooking in Indian receipes.

    October 24th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Leave a Reply