My thoughts in words and pictures...
It's that Monarda time of year, isn't it? It's so fun to watch the pollinators enjoying them. :)
I have a big cropping of these in my yard...bee balm, aka as bergamont. I'm not familiar with the name Monarda.
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.
I don't recognize it at all.
I love the name, they must love this insufferable weather because they look divine.
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
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! :)
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