Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


942

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Look for it on seepage slopes, periglacial boulderfields with abundant seepage, streambanks, boggy places, usually in strong to moderately filtered sunlight, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scarlet-red
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda didyma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bee-balm, Oswego Tea