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Related to monarda: Monarda fistulosa, Monarda citriodora, Monarda punctata

bee balm

A bizarre-looking, wonderful smelling red or lavender flower that looks kind of like a red sunflower with wilting petals. Flowers look this way because it’s in the mint family. Entire plant is edible and Tastes range from citrus-like to mint or oregano. Sometimes used as flavoring in foods. You can use bee balm flowers any place you use oregano. Both leaves and flowers are edible. Red flowers have minty flavor. Aromatic, delicious leaf tea (which tastes like Earl Grey), is used to expel worms, relieve gas, stomach ache, colic, measles, insomnia, heart problems, colds, spasms. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, stimulant, anesthetic, gastric problems, insomnia, sore throat, menstrual pain. Main use has been to expel worms.
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Note: Some of these sources may offer a closely related species, Monarda fistulosa, which is also easily grown in our region in full sun to partial shade with moderate moisture.
Plants that attract birds and butterflies, such as monarda, lobelia and buddleia, should be part of every garden.
They are Solar Star (Michael Bell), who takes the juvenile fillies' maiden from Sylvan (Chris Wall/Walter Swinburn), and Monarda (Paul Cole), who beats Petavious (Lady Herries/Paul Eddery) in the mile-and-a-half heat.
Crimson of the monarda, pale gold of the late roses
In 1992 biologist Emily Baxter of James Madison University, studying wildflowers, ferns, and shrubs native to Shenandoah's Big Meadows, found that 35 plant species, including formerly abundant beardtongue, boneset, fireweed, Angelica, Monarda, and sumac, had disappeared since 1975.
This week's online offer is for a collection of 18 Fragrant Monarda for the price of 12.
Those allergic to bee stings should avoid bee-magnets such as buddleia bushes or monarda (aka bee balm), zinnia or salvia flowers.
Sweet scents which do well together include cottage garden favourites such as sweet pea, lilac, honeysuckle and rose, while a combination of citrus scents including lemon verbena, monarda and lime also work well together.
They attract bees and butterflies and are at home alongside monarda and globe thistle, while some varieties can be combined well with fuchsias and blue salvias.
The flowers attract bees and butterflies and are at home alongside monarda and globe thistle, while some varieties can be combined well with fuchsias and blue salvias.
YOU will enjoy a more fruitful garden if your flowerbeds attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees, so make sure you include bee balm or monarda in your planting scheme.
a thistle; Vicia americana, American purple vetch (not on our list); Rhus glabra, smooth sumac; Asclepias speciosa, showy milkweed; Toxicodendron radicans, poison ivy; Apocynum cannabinum, hemp dogbane; Helianthus petiolaris, plains sunflower; Amorpha fruticosa, wildindigo; Gaura coccinea, scarlet gaura; Monarda pectinata, a mint not on our list; Potamogeton nodosus, floating-leaf pondweed; Rubus occidentalis, black raspberry; Sparganium eurycarpum, bur-reed; Callirhoe involucrata, purple poppy-mallow; Plantago patagonica, woolly plantain; and Anemone canadensis, meadow anemone.