The Lemon Minty Daily Cap(s) (133) 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…. Advertisements Rate this:Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... 3 thoughts on “The Lemon Minty Daily Cap(s) (133)” Add yours Beautiful! :) LikeLike Reply These are common in Austin now: http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/gaillardias-turning-into-globes/ I’ve heard of people making insect repellent from them. LikeLike Reply Lemon Mint has always been a favorite of mine – will need to check out it’s “Off” characteristics some time. thanks for sharing the link – nice photo! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.