Bergamot - Wild - Bee Balm

Scientific Name: 
Monarda didyma
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: 
North America
Plant Description: 
This herb grows in clumps around stream banks and ditches. The red, two lipped blossoms tend to bloom from mid to late summer.
Plant Height: 
70-150cms
Plant Width: 
90cms
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Bee Fodder
Harvest Period: 
Any time
Of Interest: 
Antiseptic and stimulating, leaves and flowers can be used to make an infusion or for steam inhalation to help with sore throats and mucus. Make it into pot pourri for gifts, or eat the fragrant fresh flowers in a salad! It does need to be contained or it will spread via rhizome.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Cool Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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