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Image ID: 2015/ahgh135
Basil Balm (Monarda clinopodia)
Other common names: White Bergamot
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 2 to 4 ft.
Blooms: June to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
- Wild Bergamot
Wild bergamot flowers are pinkish thorugh lavender, while basil balm is white. Also, bergamot flowers typically appear more robust than basil balm.