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

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

        

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2604

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2606

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2651

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora

Month Unknown        

image of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora

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

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

Larry Mellichamp    lar_m_citriodora_f

Month Unknown