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Monarda punctata L.
SPOTTED BEEBALM
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Monarda punctata
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Monarda punctata

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Monarda punctata
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Monarda punctata, leaf and flower
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Monarda punctata, leaf and flower
Monarda punctata, pollen
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Monarda punctata, pollen

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Perdita gerhardi @ AMNH_BEE (7)

Protandrena abdominalis @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Colletidae  Colletes beamerorum @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium monardae @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cichoracearum @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe galeopsidis @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum imitatum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum pilosum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum vierecki @ AMNH_BEE (6)
Megachilidae  Megachile frugalis @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp23 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia menthae @ BPI (22)
_  Gn_ms_flectotheca sp_wa0909msp100 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Monarda punctata L. subsp. punctata Horsemint Beebalm
(Horsemint) Lamiaceae — Mint family
Native
Monarda punctata subsp. punctata
Delaware Seashore State Park
August 2003

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Monarda punctata L. - Spotted Bee Balm

Monarda punctata plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Monarda punctata stem

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Monarda punctata inflorescence

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Monarda punctata flower

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Prairies, sandy, open ground.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in just a handful of scattered Missouri counties. The plant can be identified by its habitat, strong mint scent, square stems, thin, opposite leaves, pinkish inflorescence bracts, and yellow flowers.
Natives used a tea made from the leaves for colds, fevers, stomach ailments, and coughs. Traditionally, doctors used the plant as a stimulant and as a diuretic.
Oils from this plant are high in the secondary compound thymol. At one time, thymol was obtained from commercially grown thyme. During World War 1, thyme fields were destroyed in Europe so M. punctata was grown in the U.S. as a substitute for thyme. Thymol is now manufactured synthetically.

Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 9-12-05.


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