Monarda viridissima Correll
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: MOVI5
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Monarda viridissima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monarda viridissima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monarda viridissima
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-06-25