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Bee Balm, or Wild Bergamont, is a wild herb native to the eastern U.S. from New York, west to Michigan and south in the Appalachian Mountains to Tennessee and northern Georgia. It occurs along wooded stream banks and in moist hardwood forests. A popular garden ornamental, beebalm has escaped cultivation and established in the northeast from New Jersey to New England and Quebec. There are several different species. The botanical name is Monarda and it is edible and used to make tea and is excellent for treating systemic candida (yeast infections, thrush, impetigo, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diaper rash) and is also good for quickly treating burns (by adding saliva and using as a compress on the burned area).

I pick them from the wild and put them in my garden because they are highly attractable to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. :)

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful delicate image. Love the softness of the flowers and the focal point.

  • Thanks very much! :)

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much! I guess I missed this somehow!

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  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much! I’m so sorry I missed this!

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  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 2 years ago


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  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 2 years ago

    September 2012

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
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  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairabout 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, gorgeous DoF!!

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