| Lemongrass |
| Cymbopogon citratus|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+) |
| (West Indian lemongrass)
Delightful lemon-scented grass cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics and in greenhouses. The tangy enlarged leaf bases are essential in Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Leaves are used to flavour fish, soups, curries and sauces. They also make a wonderful pleasant tea, consumed hot or cold.