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Bee Balm

bee balm

Common Name: Bee Balm

Botanical Name: Monarda didyma

Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Size: 1-4 feet

Typical Bloom Time: June to July

Also known as Oswego Tea, the Bee Balm plant was once used by the Native American Oswego tribe to make tea.

Park Locations

The Ramble

Mid-Park from 73rd - 79th Streets