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Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa


Family: Lamiaceae Mint family Genus Common Name: Bergamot, Beebalm Native Status: Native
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot. The Bergamots are also known as Bee Balm. This species is lavender with a hairy upper lip on the blossom.

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Distribution of Monarda fistulosa in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 19 Jan 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
The Bergamots are also kjnown as Bee Balm with good reason.
Monarda fistulosa

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/25 f/16 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Hairy corolla tube of Wild Bergamot clutched by hairy bee too cold to move on this early morning.
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Monarda fistulosa

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2011-May-24Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
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Monarda fistulosa

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