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Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

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Other common names: Oswego Tea, Scarlet Beebalm
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Butler-Freeport Trail
Date:  7/1/2004
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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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