PERENNIAL: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea) 

Monarda didyma, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea

Monarda didyma, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea
Photo © 2015 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This member of the Mint family, native to eastern North America, grows in dense clusters along creeks and banks, as well as in thickets and woods.  Prized by humans as an aromatic herb, its distinctive ragged red flowers are attractive to a variety of garden pollinators, especially when massed.

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