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Monarda didymaMonarda didyma

beebalm, Oswego tea

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 2-5'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; red
Fruit: nut/nut-like

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

creek banks, floodplains, moist woods

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD VA WV NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly Hummingbird Beneficial insect *

Notes

showy flowers; aromatic; herbal uses



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1367.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004