Monarda citriodora Cerv. ex Lag.
Family: Lamiaceae
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Plant: annual herb; 25-70 cm tall; stems usually branching from base or sometimes within the inflorescence Leaves: lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 25-70 mm long, 4-15 mm wide, puberulent, the margins serrate to nearly entire, the petioles 4-20 mm long. INFLORESCENCE: interrupted spikes of 3-6 verticils; bracts reflexed with somewhat ciliate margins Flowers: calyx 8-10 mm long, the orifice bearded, the teeth aristate and 3-5 mm long; corolla 8-12 mm long, white (rarely purplish) Fruit: NUTLETS ovoid, smooth to somewhat reticulate Misc: Oak woodland, chaparral, ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper; 900-2950 m (3000-9600 ft); Jul-Oct REFERENCES: Henry, April M. 2003. Lamiaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 35(2).
A southwestern annual with setaceous cal-lobes 4-8 mm and with white or pink, purple-dotted cor, extends n. to the Missouri R. and may be found in our range

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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