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Monarda fruticulosa (Shrubby beebalm)
Carr, Bill

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa Epling

Shrubby Beebalm, Shrubby Horsemint, Spotted Beebalm

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Monarda punctata var. fruticulosa

USDA Symbol: MOFR2

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-06-13
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