Mint, Dotted

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Monarda punctata
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-July
Flower Color White
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Description

A biennial member of the mint family, dotted mint is found in central and eastern United States. Its multiple whorls of dotted flowers makes this plant hard to mistake. Tolerant of many soil types, it prefers dry to mesic-dry sandy soils in full sun to partial shade. Growing up to 2 feet in height, its pink flowers can be seen in bloom from June-August attracting insects and hummingbirds of many types.

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