Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Monarda at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Eastern Horse-mint, Spotted Beebalm
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Jerry Bright jeb_mg_1745
September Orangeburg County SC
Leaves lance-shaped to elliptic. All parts of the plant pleasantly aromatic, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_monarda_punctata_17c
Pale yellow petals with dark purple spots nearly overshadowed by the bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_monarda_punctata_4
Large, leaflike, showy, pink-to-lavender subtending bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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Leaves have petioles.
Pale yellowish petals nearly overshadowed by large pinkish subtending bracts
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Schizocarp of mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p205
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p089
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p130
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p151
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p282
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p082
- Southern Appalachian Wildflowers p041
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p225
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p157
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p082
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p219
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p222
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p265
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p139
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p081