Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)
Botanical Description of Lemon grass
Habit: A tall, aromatic, perennial grass.
Root: Fibrous root system
Stem: culms (stems) up to 2 m tall.
Leaf: Linear, up to 1 m long and 2 cm wide, tapering towards the sheath. They are smooth and hairless, white on the upper surface and green beneath.
Flower: The inflorescence is a loose, nodding panicle, about 60 cm long and reddish to russet in colour. The pedicels (stalks of the spikelets) are tinged with purple.
Used as spices
Used as medicine