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Monarda viridissima Correll
USDA Symbol: MOVI5
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25