Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday 226: Monarda





Monarda, or scarlet bee balm




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8 comments:

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

It's that Monarda time of year, isn't it? It's so fun to watch the pollinators enjoying them. :)

Heather said...

Indeed...

colleen said...

I have a big cropping of these in my yard...bee balm, aka as bergamont. I'm not familiar with the name Monarda.

Heather said...

Colleen: Monarda is the Latin name -- Monarda didyma is more commonly known as Scarlet Beebalm, Monarda fistulosa is better known as the purple Wild Bergamot.

Alice Audrey said...

I don't recognize it at all.

Jeanna said...

I love the name, they must love this insufferable weather because they look divine.

NC Sue said...

I haven't seen monarda in a long time - thanks for these shots, and for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/world-war-ii-memorial-washington-dc.html

Heather said...

Alice: None in your area, I take it? Too bad -- the bees and butterflies love it.

Jeanna: Yes, the monarda does do fairly well during these hotter summer months. The purple variety especially will bloom into September if it is warm enough.

Sue: Glad I could offer you a glimpse of them! :)