Beefsteak Plant Perilla frutescens (Linnaeus) BrittonNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Chinese Basil, Perilla, Perilla frutescens var. crispa, Purple Mint.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Lamiales   >   Family Lamiaceae   >   Genus Perilla   

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A Beefsteak Plant blooming in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/2/2012). Introduced from Asia, where it is a traditional crop, especially in Japan. Read more on invasive status. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/8/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant at Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, Howard Co., Maryland (9/2/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (9/4/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant blooming in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/31/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant detail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Kent Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/12/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A well past beefsteak Plant in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Kent Co., Maryland (10/9/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Close-up of Beefsteak Plant (past) in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/10/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/24/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/9/2020). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Beefsteak Plant in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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