Lemongrass is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisines and as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle lemon citrus flavor and can be dried, powdered, or used fresh. It is often used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also usable with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.

Scientific Name: Cymbopogon

Permaculture Uses: Use as a herb or tea, easily grown and attractive ornamental.

Propagation: Division of stalks, rooting cuttings.

Pollination: Self pollinating.

Local Challenges: None.

Photo is from plant at Three Acre Paradise.