Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2707

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on grassy balds, moist slopes, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Monarda media   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda media   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-23-001?:
Monarda didyma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Bee-balm


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image of Monarda media

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mome_001_lvd

        

image of Monarda media

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmmedia_brp2

August?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Deep reddish purple flowers and dark purple floral bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Monarda media

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmmedia_brp3

August?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway