Monarda punctata

A rare bee-balm with purple-spotted flowers

Monarda punctata spotted beebalm

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA

Spotted bee-balm blooms throughout the eastern part of the US in late summer and early fall.  The common name comes from the yellow, purple-spotted flowers that grows among the pink-tinted leaf-like bracts.  The plant normally grows 1 to 2 feet tall.  The leaves are toothed and have an aromatic smell.  The stem is square as in all mints.

Contributed by: Mark Welchley

Rare in dry, open, sandy fields.

Scattered throughout the state.

Wetland codes

Flowers June to September.

S-rank:  S1 (Critically Imperiled)
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)