Monarda punctata L. - Spotted Bee Balm
Family - Lamiaceae
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Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Prairies, sandy, open ground.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found in just a handful of scattered Missouri counties. The plant can be identified by its habitat, strong mint scent, square stems, thin, opposite leaves, pinkish inflorescence bracts, and yellow flowers.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 9-12-05.