Also called beebalm.  Part of 🐝︎ bee balm  genus Monarda in mint  family Lamiaceae.

Native to most of 🇨🇦 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.
  We find our Monarda flowers very popular with pollinators.   Poster of monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus lifecycle, larval host plants, adult nectar plants, and growing info for these plants (.pdf).

Bloom dates (Michigan) (.pdf page 7).

Learn more about wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa

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