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Monarda Linnaeus. Bergamot, Beebalm.

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A genus of about 12-20 species, herbs, of North America. Many of our species are cultivated, especially M. didyma in various selected forms. Additional studies are needed on a number of taxonomic problems in Monarda. Most of the varieties recognized have been considered valid by a succession of workers; they do seem to describe morphologically distinguishable (if not entirely discrete) entities which make phytogeographic sense.

Ref: Floden (2015); Floden (2017a) In Weakley et al. (2017); Fosberg & Artz (1953); Gill (1977); Harley et al. In Kadereit (2004); McClintock & Epling (1942); Prather & Keith (2003); Sammons (2011); Scora (1967); Singhurst & Holmes (2011); Turner (1994); Waterfall (1970). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Monarda clinopodia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Monarda didyma | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jacob M. Smith | Monarda luteola | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Monarda media | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Monarda austroappalachiana, Walker County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Monarda austroappalachiana source | Original Image ⭷

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