Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Bee-balm, Oswego Tea
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JK Marlow jkm0305o_20
May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Leaves ovate to deltoid-ovate to lanceolate, serrate, base nearly rounded, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Craig Myers cam_red
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Monarda was widely used as a source of tea after the Boston Tea Party, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
Gill Newberry gn07_monard_didyma_inf
Showy reddish bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmmdidyma_brp90
Month Unknown NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Corolla odorless, upper lip nearly straight, with no obvious tuft of hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.