The spots are on the petals — between the flower-levels — and not as noticeable as the colorful sepals.

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

Bloom dates, height, light, moisture, etc., for use in smaller yards (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 44 and 50)   Bloom dates  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 58) bloom dates (Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 5)

Learn more about spotted/​dotted 🐝︎ beebalm / 🐎︎ horsemint Monarda punctata

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora (Minnesota) Wild Flower Garden Minnesota Wildflowers Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Plants Native Plant Trust NRCS PLANTS db Wikipedia