Also called crimson beebalm, scarlet monarda and bergamot.  Part of 🐝︎ bee balm  genus Monarda and mint  family Lamiaceae.

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 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 butterflies,
planting info
  bloom dates (.pdf page 58)

Learn more about 🐝︎ scarlet beebalm Monarda didyma

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