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Monarda clinopodioides (Basil beebalm)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Monarda clinopodioides

Monarda clinopodioides A. Gray

Basil beebalm

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MOCL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple

Distribution

USA: KS , LA , OK , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0835 Collected May 28, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1164 Collected 2008-06-10 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Monarda clinopodioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monarda clinopodioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monarda clinopodioides

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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