Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2897

Forb
Annual

Native: south central US

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or whorled
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer
Pinkish/ White/ Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Monarda citriodora var. citriodora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda citriodora ssp. citriodora var. citriodora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-23-005:
Monarda citriodora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint


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image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_modi7_001_lvd

        

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2604

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2606

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2612

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Leaves 1-3" long, lanceolate with a short petiole, remotely toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2613

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Calyx lobes attenuated into a spinose awn 2-7mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2651

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora

Month Unknown        

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora_c

Month Unknown        

Similar to M. punctata, but an annual with a white to pink corolla and..., per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora_d

Month Unknown        

... aristate calyx teeth that are 3mm or longer, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Mint

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora_f

Month Unknown