Monarda didyma

Monarda didyma (Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Scarlet Monarda, Oswego Tea, or Crimson Beebalm) is an aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern North America from Maine west to Ohio and south to northern Georgia. Its name is derived from its odor which is considered similar to that of the bergamot orange. The scientific name comes from Nicolas Monardes, who described the first American flora in 1569.


  1. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Monarda didyma
  2. Missouri Plants: Monarda didyma
  3. Oswego tea
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  5. Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
  6. USDA Plants Profile: Monarda didyma

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Monarda didyma


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