Authentic Wisconsin.  Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa


Bergamot photo taken on September 7, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Bergamot photo taken on September 7, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.


Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa

Widespread and abundant as a native plant in much of North America, this wildflower, with showy summer-blooming pink to lavender flowers, is often used as a honey plant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental. The species is quite variable, and several subspecies or varieties have been recognized within it.

Wild bergamot was considered a medicinal plant by many Native Americans including the Menominee, the Ojibwe, and the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk). It was used most commonly to treat colds, and was frequently made into a tea. Today, many families still use wild bergamot during the cold and flu season.


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 7, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 7, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 7, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 7, 2019.

Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 7, 2019.


Bergamot along the boardwalk along the Ho-Nee-Um Pond on July 30, 2019.

Bee on Bergamot along the boardwalk along the Ho-Nee-Um Pond on July 30, 2019.

Bergamot along the boardwalk along the Ho-Nee-Um Pond on July 30, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along the boardwalk along the Ho-Nee-Um Pond (7/30/19)


Bergamot seed pods along the banks of the retaining pond on September 27, 2019.


Above: Bergamot seed pods in Oak Savanna (9/27/19)


Bergamot seed pods along the banks of the retaining pond on September 28, 2019.


Above: Bergamot seed pods along the banks of the retaining pond (9/28/19)



For more information on Bergamot, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin website at: http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu.


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Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 8, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 8, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (7/8/19)


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 8, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (7/9/19)


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 10, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (7/10/19)


Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 11, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 11, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 11, 2019.


Above: Bergamot around the retaining pond (7/11/19)


Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 12, 2019.


Above: Bergamot around the retaining pond (7/12/19)


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 12, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 12, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (7/12/19)


Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.

Bee on Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.

Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 23, 2019.


Above: Bergamot around the retaining pond. (7/23/19).


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on July 24, 2019.


Above: Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (7/24/19)


Bergamot around the retaining pond on July 27, 2019.


Above: Bergamot around the retaining pond (7/27/19)


Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on October 25, 2019.

Bergamot along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on October 25, 2019.


Above: Bergamot seed pods with morning frost along banks of Marion Dunn Pond (10/25/19)



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