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Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. lasiodonta

Monarda punctata L. ssp. punctata var. lasiodonta A. Gray

Spotted Beebalm

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Monarda lasiodonta


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. Accepted name for this taxon under ICN rules is Monarda punctata var. lasiodonta.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. lasiodonta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. lasiodonta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. lasiodonta


Record Modified: 2021-04-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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