Also called beebalm.

Part of 🐝︎ bee balm / bergamot / horsemint  genus Monarda in ◼︎ mint/sage  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.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Bloom dates, height, light, moisture, etc., for use in smaller yards (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 44)   Bloom dates (Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 5)

Learn more about wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora Minnesota Wildflowers Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Plants NRCS PLANTS db Wikipedia