Species: 

Perilla frutescens 

Common Name: 

beefsteak plant

Systems Affected (standardized): 

disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE, SE

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Impacts: 

can disrupt native ecosystems by outcompeting native plants. It is ordinarily avoided by cattle and has been implicated in cattle poisoning. Beefsteak plants are most toxic if cut and dried for hay late in the summer, during seed production.

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Info Blurb: 

Can readily escape cultivation, disrupting native ecosystems by outcompeting native plants. The species has toxic characteristics and very few predators. Has been implicated in cattle poisoning. Sold as a salad green and as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

OWL

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE