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Monarda pectinata Nutt.
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: Up to about 15 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , MO , NE , NM , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WY
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.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.3 - Miss Helen Hayes Memorial, Director's Report, Monarda Medicinal Mints of Distinc...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Monarda pectinata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monarda pectinata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monarda pectinata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-11
Research By: TWC Staff