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Monarda russeliana (Redpurple beebalm)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Monarda russeliana

Monarda russeliana Nutt. ex Sims

Redpurple Beebalm

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Pale lavender to white, dotted with purple.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , KY , MS , OK , TX

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.

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1994 VOL. 11, NO.6 - Wildflower Center Featured Non-Profit in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, Dana Leav...

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-11-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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