OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Monarda media   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda media   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-23-001?:
Monarda didyma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Beebalm, Purple Bergamot


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image of Monarda media, Purple Beebalm, Purple Bergamot

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

        

image of Monarda media, Purple Beebalm, Purple Bergamot

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, Purple Beebalm, Purple Bergamot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmmedia_brp3

August?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda media   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-23-001?:
Monarda didyma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2707

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Grassy balds, moist slopes, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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