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Purple Horsemint Lemon Beebalm Lemon Mint

Monarda citriodora

Description:

Aromatic annual or biennial to 3 ft. Flowers pink to pale purple, often purple spotted. Leaves simple, opposite; blade lanceolate or oblong. Margins toothed to nearly entire. Square stems.

Habitat:

Bare, open sunny area.

Notes:

Lemon beebalm can be used in salads and teas and as a flavoring in desserts. The volatile oil, citronella, is used in perfumes and insect repellent.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012

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