Monarda citriodora var. austromontana- Beebalm is part of the Lamiaceae family (mint family). Over the years, I have been watching a patch that has been growing nearby. Sadly, this year, it is gone. With the rains coming in, I was happy to find this one again at a different location. If you find this one, let it be. It needs to thrive again in its own environment. Pollinators are relying on more flowers this season, after the fire last year. Lucky for you, you can grow this in a garden at home from a reliable native seed company. In the wild, they must be left alone. Admire with your eyes. Take pictures. Make memories. Respect the sacred.
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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Field Guide: Rose, F. (2012). Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide. Tucson, AZ: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.
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