Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Monarda at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-23-004:
Monarda punctata FAMILY Lamiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the genus Monarda (Labiatae) (McClintock & Epling, 1942)
Monarda punctata ssp. punctata
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eastern Horsemint, Spotted Beebalm
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Jerry Bright jeb_mg_1745
September Orangeburg County SC
Leaves lance-shaped to elliptic. All parts of the plant pleasantly aromatic, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_monarda_punctata_17c
Pale yellow petals with dark purple spots nearly overshadowed by the bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_monarda_punctata_4
Large, leaflike, showy, pink-to-lavender subtending bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
A review of the genus Monarda (Labiatae) (McClintock & Epling, 1942)
Monarda punctata ssp. punctata
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in SC Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Leaves have petioles.
Pale yellowish petals nearly overshadowed by large pinkish subtending bracts
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Schizocarp of mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers (Midgley, 1999) p205
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p089
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005) p130
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee (Hunter, 2002) p151
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p282
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p082
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p225
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p157
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p082
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p219
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p238
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p222
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p265
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p139
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p081
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