Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Monarda fistulosa L. subsp. fistulosa image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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John M. Schoeneker

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Lamiaceae
Monarda fistulosa L. subsp. fistulosa
bee balm, wild bergamot
Monarda: after Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588), a Spanish physician and botanist
fistulosa: Latin for "like a reed or pipe" or "tubular"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall forb, strongly aromatic; stems often branched, usually hairy toward the top
Flower: pale purple to pink, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/3" long, stamens longer than the petals; flower drawing inflorescence a single, rounded, dense cluster 1 1/3" wide (excluding the petals) at the end of the stems; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:round, 1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, lance-like with a rounded base and pointed tips, long-stalked, grayish
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry, moderate moisture to wet; woods, prairies, fields; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Monarda fistulosa L. f. albescens Farw.
Monarda fistulosa L. subsp. fistulosa var. mollis (L.) Benth.
Monarda fistulosa L. var. fistulosa
Monarda fistulosa L. var. mollis (L.) Benth.
Monarda fistulosa L. var. mollis (L.) Benth. f. albiflora (Farw.) Sherff
Monarda mollis L.
Monarda mollis L. f. albiflora Farw.
Monarda scabra Beck

         
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