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Plant Details

Monarda didyma

Scarlet Beebalm, Bee-balm, Oswego Tea

Scientific Name:

Monarda didyma

Common Name:

Scarlet Beebalm, Bee-balm, Oswego Tea

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Bloom Color(s):

red

Size in Feet:

2 - 5 ft

Light:

full-sun, part-shade

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - September

Bloom Area:

rare in Coast and Piedmont, common in Mountains

Habitat Description:

seepage slopes, periglacial boulderfields with abundant seepage, streambanks, boggy places, usually in strong to moderately filtered sunlight

Flower

Also a good garden plant that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

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Paynter, Late July, 2009, Watauga Co

Habitat

Growing on a seepage slope with Rosebay (Rhododendron maximum)

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Paynter, late July 2009, Watauga Co

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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