Written by Joy
Oct 16 2020
Lemongrass is a densely clumped perennial herb of the Gramineae and Citronella genus. The stalk of Lemongrass is 2 meters high, strong, and the nodes are covered with white wax powder. The leaf sheath is hairless, does not roll outwards, and the inner surface is light green. The tongue is thick, with a long and pointed tip, smooth or rough edges. Pseudopanicles have multiple compound branches, scattered, slender branches, and drooping apex. The margin is sparsely pilose, and the tip is enlarged or cracked. The sessile spikelets are linear-lanceolate, the dorsal glumes are flat or concave into grooves, veinless, with narrow wings on the upper part and short cilia on the edges. The second lemma is narrow, flowering and fruiting in summer, and flowering of Lemongrass is rare.