Wildflowers of New York

Monarda fistulosa

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Wild Bergamot
- Monarda fistulosa

Mint Family
Bee Balm's kissing cousin with pale lilac flowers.
Wild Bergamot is most often found in dry soils
Bee Balm likes it moist

Bergamot is filled with surprises.
I know it's good to stop to smell the flowers but it's best to look before sticking your nose in one

Found: Fields, thickets, wood edges, dry soils, full sun
Height: 2 - 3+ feet
July - Aug bloom time

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa

Bergamot Surprise - Little Miss Muffet is long gone

Monarda fistulosa

Ambush Bugs in Love - mate me in the flower.

Monarda fistulosa