Monarda punctata
Family: Lamiaceae
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Etymology: Monarda: after Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588), a Spanish physician and botanist
Plants: erect, annual/biennial/perennial, 6"-36" tall forb, aromatic; stems hairy
Leaves: lance-like with pointed tips, bottom densely hairy
Flowers: yellow with purple spots, surrounded by 5-10 petal-like, white to pink bracts, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, stamens shorter than the petals; flower drawing inflorescence a dense whorl both terminal and from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: full sun; dry; inland sands; in sandy, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Native
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