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Flaigg, Norman G.
Monarda russeliana Nutt. ex Sims
Synonym(s): Monarda virgata
USDA Symbol: moru
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
Record Last Modified: 2009-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff