Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Wild bergamot
Monarda fistulosa
Location: North meadow back yard
One of the plants we bought in the Conservation Foundation silent auction. Wild Bergamot or Beebalm, is a pleasantly scented member of the mint family growing up to 5 feet tall with rose-purple to lavender flowers.
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Genus: Monarda (bee balm, horsemint, oswego tea, or bergamot)
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Order: Lamiales (lamiales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)