Monarda russeliana Nutt. ex Sims
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Monarda virgata
USDA Symbol: MORU
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Pale lavender to white, dotted with purple.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , KY , MS , OK , TX
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
BibliographyBibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Monarda russeliana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monarda russeliana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monarda russeliana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-15
Research By: TWC Staff