Also called crimson beebalm, scarlet monarda and bergamot.

Part of 🐝︎ beebalm / bergamot / 🐎︎ horsemint  genus Monarda in ◼︎ mint/sage  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.
  We find our Monarda flowers very popular with 🐝︎ pollinators.  An important food source (especially in dense stands of this plant) for 🐝︎ bumblebee  genus Bombus.

Use in a small water feature, or front porch or back patio garden;  bloom dates, height, light, moisture, etc.  (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 13, 26, 30 and 48)   Bloom dates.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 58)

Learn more about ◼︎ 🐝︎ scarlet beebalm Monarda didyma

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