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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Monarda bradburiana Beck
Eastern beebalm, Wild bergamot, Horsemint
USDA Symbol: MOBR2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Linnaeus named the genus Monarda in honor of a 16th century Spanish physician and botanist, Nicolas Bautista Monardes (1493-1588). Monardes never went to the Americas but was able to study medicinal plants in Spain because Spain controlled navigation and commerce from the New World.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , OK , TN , TX Native Habitat:
fields, thickets, roadsides, woodland borders USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff