Bee Balm or Oswego Tea
Bee Balm or Oswego Tea
Monarda didyma
Mint Family - Lamiaceae
  Pathology Images Inc. 2002 - 2003
Dense heads of scarlet flowers characterizes this 2 to 3 foot tall upright herb. Each flower is bilipped with two stamens projecting from the narrow upper lip. Below the flower head there are reddish bracts. Leaves opposite, 2 to 6 inches long, lance shaped and coarsely toothed. Stem square.
Photographed with Betty and Don Cameron at Eagle Lake - August 8, 2004