Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a native edible plant in the mint family. It can be found blooming in sunny areas in mid to late summer. Wild Bergamot has square stems with opposite, toothed leaves. The leaves produce an oregano-like aroma when crushed due to their thymol content. Wild Bergamot leaves, stems, and flowers are […]

Bee Balm, Dainty Flowers and Herbal Remedies

Bee balm (Monarda didyma), also known as Wild Bergamot and Horsemint is a herbaceous plant from the mint family. Native to North America, you can find bee balm growing in a number of areas, from hedgerow edges to woodland. You will find bee balm growing typically to a maximum height of 90cm, with long, slender […]