Lemon myrtle is a native tree of Australian rainforests growing between 5 and 20 metres tall. They are also commonly referred to as sweet verbena tree, sweet verbena myrtle, lemon scented verbena, and lemon scented backhousia. Its leaves are dark-green, linear to elliptic shaped measuring 5- 12cm long, while new, young foliage is pink and hairy. Its tiny white flowers are five-petalled and star-shaped, growing in clusters. The lemon myrtle leaves and flowers are intensely aromatic of sweet lemon, with a hint of lemon verbena and kaffir lime, popular for both medical and culinary usage.