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 (.pdf).
  We find our Monarda flowers very popular with pollinators.

Bloom dates (.pdf page 58) bloom dates (Michigan) (.pdf page 4).

Learn more about spotted horsemint/spotted beebalm Monarda punctata

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