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Purple Bergamot (Monarda media)

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Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: July to August
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  2.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Date:  7/10/2005
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Purple Bergamot 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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