White Bergamot – Native Plant of the Day 07/11/2017
Photo from 06/28/2014. Location: Low Gap Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
More photos / info at the Monarda clinopodia detail page.
Crimson Beebalm, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/02/2010.) Scientific name is Monarda didyma. This plant also is known by the common names Scarlet Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, and Oswego Tea. Photo below was taken in Haywood County, NC, on 07/12/2010.
In the May 5 post, I mentioned that the wild hydrangea blossoms were forming their buds. Since I only had photos of prior year’s blossoms – which I think in themselves are quite beautiful – I wanted to make sure I got a chance to photograph them while in bloom. I managed to squeeze out some time (thanks for giving up work on the ceiling, Cindy!) on Saturday, June 6, and was rewarded with finding the hydrangea at peak of their blossom.