Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monarda and Monarchs

wild bergamot (monarda fistulosa)
The wild bergamot (monarda fistulosa) is in full bloom now. We have a lot of it in our upper savanna region. I planted just a few plants several years ago and they have spread nicely. The monarch will visit a wide variety of flowers for the nectar.


  1. Yes, the aromatic leaves can be used to make a mint tea and the flowers are edible.