Monarda didyma L.  
Family: Lamiaceae
Oswego-tea, scarlet bee balm
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Etymology: Monarda: after Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588), a Spanish physician and botanist
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, aromatic; stems square
Leaves: opposite
Flowers: red, 5-parted, flower drawing
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: moist
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Robert Bierman  
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Paul E. Berry  
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Merel R. Black  
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