beefsteak plant (Perilla frutescens)

Perilla frutescens, commonly called perilla or Korean perilla, is a species of Perilla in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is an annual plant native to Southeast Asia and Indian highlands, and grown in the Korean peninsula, Southern China and India. Known as deulkkae (들깨) in Korean, the plant was introduced into Korea before the Unified Silla era, when it started to be widely cultivated.


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