The Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora), a wonderful Texas wildflower, is beginning to show off around here. Sometimes it is called Lemon Beebalm as it attracts bees when blooming, as well as butterflies and the occasional hummingbird.
I’ve been told it makes a nice tea, and it has been used in jellies and jams…not that I’ve tried any of that. Indian lore has it when crushed being used as a type of “Neosporin” for wounds, cuts, bruises, and the like…not that I’ve tried that either.
Oh yeah, the flower stalk stands tall and likes to sway in the breeze….

 

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