Monarda citriodora

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Monarda citriodora habit.jpg (124882 bytes)

Monarda citriodora inflorescence.jpg (53982 bytes)
habit inflorescence--the flowers are whorled (also called verticillate)
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flowers and bracts--the bracts in this species are the same color as the flowers flowers closeup--lemon mint, like all other mints, has a two-lipped corolla.  Do you see the stigma lobes?

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as the weeks progress, lemon mint begins to produce white flowers leaves in Spring, before the inflorescences have formed