Purple Bergamot
Purple Bergamot
Monarda media
Mint Family - Lamiaceae
Leaves opposite, dark green, sharply toothed with a short stem and an oval to lance-shaped contour, pointed tip and a somewhat rounded base. Stem variably hairy or smooth.
Photographed with Betty and Don Cameron at Eagle Lake - August 14, 2003
  Pathology Images Inc. 2002 - 2003
A 2 to 3 foot tall perennial with an extensive terminal cluster of purple or purple red flowers below which are prominent, purplish bracts. Each flower is bi-lipped with stamens protruding from the narrow upper lip.