Connecticut Plants
Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa L.

The leafy bracts under the flowerheads are often tinted with lavender. White bergamot (Monarda clinopodia) looks similar, but the flowers are very pale, and the bracts tinted with white. Both plants have aromatic leaves.

  • Family: mint (Lamiaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields, thickets, and clearings, usually on limy soil
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch long
  • Flower color: pink to lavender
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Origin: native
Monarda fistulosa L.
Monarda fistulosa L.