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Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)

Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)


Monarda punctata is a herbaceous plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, that is native to eastern Canada, the eastern United States and northeastern Mexico. Common names include spotted beebalm and horsemint.

It is a thyme-scented plant with heads of purple-spotted tubular yellow flowers above rosettes of large white- or pink-tipped bracts. The plant contains thymol, an antiseptic and fungicide.

It was historically used to treat upset stomachs, colds, diarrhea, neuralgia and kidney disease.

(Source: Wikipedia)