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Monarda pectinata

Monarda pectinata Nutt.

Pony Beebalm

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MOPE

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: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , MO , NE , NM , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WY

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 on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.3 - Miss Helen Hayes Memorial, Director's Report, Monarda Medicinal Mints of Distinc...

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-05-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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