Basil Balm (Monarda clinopodia)
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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: Samuel Justice Trail
More photos of this flower
- Wild Bergamot
Wild bergamot flowers are pinkish thorugh lavender, while basil balm is white. Also, bergamot flowers typically appear more robust than basil balm.
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.