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Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Monarda in the mint family, including horsemint, Oswego tea, and wild bergamot.

[New Latin Monarda, genus name, after Nicolas Monardes (1493-1588), Spanish botanist.]
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(Plants) any mintlike North American plant of the genus Monarda: family Lamiaceae (labiates). See also horsemint2, bergamot4
[C19: from New Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist]
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(məˈnɑr də)

n., pl. -das.
any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea.
[1705–15; < New Latin, after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist; see -a2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monarda - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monardamonarda - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Monarda - wild bergamot, horsemint, beebalm
bergamot mint, Monarda didyma, oswego tea, bee balm, beebalm - perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
Monarda punctata, horsemint - tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowers; many subspecies grown from eastern to southwestern United States and in Mexico
bee balm, beebalm, Monarda fistulosa - perennial herb of North America
horsemint, lemon mint, Monarda citriodora - an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexico
Monarda pectinata, plains lemon monarda - annual of southern United States
basil balm, Monarda clinopodia - perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls
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3 Fragrant Monarda Mixed PS9.99 Bold and colourful blooms accompanied by mint like aromatic leaves.
Two species of seed-based plants are among the twice-bloomers: dianthus ("pinks"), which initially bloom in the spring and then again in the fall, and Monarda ("bee balm"), flowering first in late spring and then reblooming in late summer if its spent blossoms are removed.
Try deer- and rabbit-resistant perennial flowers, including agastache, artemisia, lavender, monarda, ornamental oregano, Russian sage, salvia, and yarrow.
Bee balm (Monarda spp.) is particularly potent and useful in any form (fresh, dry, tincture, tea, or steam).
sativa seeds, has been found in many medicinal plants such as several genera of the Lamiaceae family (Monarda) and the Cupressaceae family (Juniperus)."
I can only dream about the result if they were grown with spotted bee-balm Monarda punctata, Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium purpureum, Hummingbird Mints (Agastache species and hybrids) like Blue Fortune, and Common Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
Officers travelled on two First Bus services in the Stirling, Clacks and Falkirk areas to promote Operation Monarda.
MONARDA 'BEAUTY OF COBHAM' This plant has tall, gorgeous pink summer flowers beloved by pollinators, and purplish leaves that tend to exceed 90cm in shady spots, so good supports are advisable in domestic gardens.
TQ and THQ are the quinones existing in many plant species like Monarda didyma L, Monarda media Willd, Monarda menthifolia Graham, Satureja hortensis L., Satureja montana L., Thymus pulegioides L., Thymus serpyllum L., Thymus vulgaris L.
Specimens that were net-collected directly from flowers were found foraging on wild burgemont (Monarda fistulosa L.
As well as using tender exotics, Jimi adds in some bright bursts of colour with neon pink and yellow Dahlia 'Bright Eyes', orange cosmos, rich scarlet Monarda and a sprinkling of red salvias to create a joyful tapestry of textures, shapes and colours.
To create a sizzling hot border, blend the red hot pokers of kniphofia with the bold round crimson of monarda Party Girl, interspersed with bold clumps of yellow daisy-like coreopsis Walcoreop.