The spots are on the petals —between the flower-levels, and not as noticeable as the colorful sepals.

Part of 🐝︎ bee balm/bergamot/horsemint  genus Monarda in ◼︎ mint  family Lamiaceae.

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and most of the 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Genus used as host by caterpillars of 7 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  Uses by 🐝︎ bees,
planting info.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file
  We find our Monarda flowers very popular with pollinators.

Bloom dates, height, light, moisture, etc., for use in smaller yards (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 44 and 50)   Bloom dates  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 58) bloom dates (Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 4)

Learn more about spotted horsemint/spotted beebalm Monarda punctata

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