Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
Image ID: bf002Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
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
More photos of this flower
- Purple Bergamot
Bee balm is a very clear, primary red, whild purple bergamot is more fuschia.
- Wild Bergamot
Bee balm is a distinct red color.
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.