Scientific Name: Monarda didyma

Plant Characteristics: This plant is in the mint family, and thus has a square stem. It has opposite, pointed leaves and, in the summer, bright scarlet flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Plant Uses:

Aromatic: Beebalm was made into an oil that was used in soaps and perfumes.

Medicinal: Early Americans used Beebalm leaves to make a tea to treat colic, fever, and colds.

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