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Plant Details

Monarda clinopodia

Basil Bergamot, White Bergamot, Basil Beebalm

Scientific Name:

Monarda clinopodia

Common Name:

Basil Bergamot, White Bergamot, Basil Beebalm

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Mesic, forested slopes (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant

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Tom Harville

Plants with Dodder

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Martha Baskin

Blooms (pure white)

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Martha Baskin

Monardas will cross pollinate. If M. clinopodia has not cross pollinated, it will be pure white, no spots.

Bloom (spotted)

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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