Wednesday, September 07, 2022


 ♫... maybe we're ragged and funny ...♫

It's called Bee Balm, or Wild Bergamot, a flower in the mint family. The flower is a bit messy; one description calls it an "unkempt mop-head". But then the petals drop ...

Monarda spp.

Zooming in.

Each individual flower is a little tube, sitting on the rounded mound of seed containers.

Monarda fistulosa. Photo from Wikipedia.


Flores harapientas.

Las flores de Monarda spp., a las que llamamos bálsamo para abejas, o thé de bergamot, son algo desaliñados, como cabezas despeinadas. Pero una vez caídas estos pétalos, se ve la estructura organizada de tubitos donde se forman las semillas.

Es una planta de la familia de los Lamiaceae, las mentas.

Fotos: Una flor que ha perdido ya la mayoría de sus pétalos, y un zoom de la misma. Y una Monarda fistulosa, de Wikipedia, mostrando la estructura.

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