The leaves of this plant smell like the lemon peal


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We were weeding out this morning and spotted this plant. It has red stems and the leaves smell like the peal of lemons. Could I get help to identify this plant please. Thank you.

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I'm sorry I can't help you, but I've never seen a plant like this in person. I'd love to grow it though! The smell of lemon peel is amazing:)
 
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I am so not sure. At first I thought you were talking about lemon balm but it doesn't look like this at all. This is a beautiful plant. I love anything that smells like lemon. In my mind I am wondering if this is a herb. I sure hope someone can find out the name of this plant.
 
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This is Indian Prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum rhetsa) in the Rue Family (Rutaceae). This species has various culinary and medicinal uses due to its spicy-citrus scent. it is native to southern and southeastern Asia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Australia.
 

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