Friday, June 10, 2016

Wild Bergamot

One of my favorite Missouri wildflowers, this is wild bergamot, monarda fistulosa.
I dry the leaves and use them in tea, usually to flavor some black tea. It has a similar taste as Earl Grey. This is a wild relative of Bee Balm and like its name, this morning it was visited by many bumble bees and some lovely sunlight.   

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