Taxonomy, Etymology and Cultivation
(Pogostemon cablin) is a species of flowering perennial herb in the family Lamiaceae. This plant family is commonly called the mint or deadnettle family. The plant grows as a spreading mound of thin branching stems reaching 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in height. The 2-3 inches long (5-7 cm) leaves are oval, irregularly toothed and opposing. They are covered with little hairs which, when brushed against, release its characteristic scent. Both the leaves and stems of the plant are aromatic when crushed. 

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