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A Dr Suess Reality? A dust mop on a stem? No, it's Humming bird heaven and a delightfully scented tea for you!
Monarda didyma, Monarda fistulosa
Parts: Leaves and flower heads
For: This herb, commonly found in flower beds for it’s showy pink or red blossoms that attract humming birds, makes a delightful minty tea that’s soothing to the stomach, an edible garnish, and a bee sting remedy. Commoly called bergamot even though the essential oil by that name comes from another species. Also commoly called Oswego-tea plant from the Oswego Indians useage of it in tea.
Once you've smelled it, you'll find it easy to identify by it's scent alone.
Notice the stem. You'll immediately know it's a mint family member from the tell-tale square stem shape.
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