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Monarda punctata

Horsemint (Monarda punctata) Other common names: Dotted Horsemint, Spotted Horsemint

Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

Flowers: Summer, Autumn;  Yellow;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled

Height: 20-60 cm (7-23 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 82   

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: A plant for really hot and dry areas. It requires open sandy soil to be happy and reseed, since it is short lived. Because it is rare (it only is found in two places in the wild in Ontario) it should not be planted in the wild.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: punctata: spotted

Photographs: 3 photographs available, of which 1 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Horsemint (Monarda punctata) plant

Sorry, this is the only photo I have of this species, showing the plant with all the flowers finished blooming.

Range map for Horsemint (Monarda punctata)

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