Monarda clinopodioides
(Basil Bee Balm)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Basil Bee Balm
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - September
    Status: Native

Monarda clinopodioides, or Basil Bee Balm, is native to only the South-Central United States. It is an annual that grows in fields, meadows, prairies, grasslands, along roadsides and railroads and along woodland edges. It blooms from late spring into fall, with white flowers with purple speckles.

This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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