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Beebalm

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Monarda

Common Names: Beebalm

Description

Blooms mid to late-summer and grow best with lots of sun and moist soil. They grow to heights of 1-3 feet and contain a natural antiseptic called Thymol currently used in mouthwashes. It also has been used to treat headaches and fevers as a tea.

Bloom Color(s): pink, purple

Foliage Color(s): Green

Plant Height: 1 - 3 feet

Leaf Retention: deciduous

Bloom Period: June to September

Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Sightings: Shady Hollow West Nature Preserve

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