Scientific Name: Monarda citriodora Common Name: Lemon Bergamot Other Common Names: Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Mint, Prairie Bergamot, Wild Bergamot, Lemon Balm, Lemon Horsemint, Lemon Horse Mint, Plains Horsemint, Lemon Bee Balm, Lemon Bergamot, Lemon Bergemot, Lemon Bergimot, and Purple Horse Mint Plant Type: Annual Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady Soil Types: Average Zones (See US Zone map): Annual Germination: Easy Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50 Uses: Culinary Notes: Used by the Indians to flavor game. Also good in tea.
MONARDA citriodora Lavender flowers; strong fragrance. Also known as bee balm, for bees and humming-birds are constant visitors. Used for tea and for flavoring meat. Frequently seen along roadsides in eastern Canada and U.S.