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Basil Balm (Monarda clinopodia)

Image ID: 2012/pct1

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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: Pine Creek Rail Trail
Date:  7/8/2012
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Basil Balm may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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