Also known as Bee Balm, grows up to 3' tall and has large, long-lasting, unique lavender flowers that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths. It blooms in late summer months. Leaves can have a mild mint scent, but are often odorless.
It is generally an upland species, but can tolerate moist soils and is often classified as a facultative wetland plant. Part- Full sun, Perennial
Natives and early settlers used Wild Bergamot for its medicinal qualities aiding in a variety of ailments. They also used its leaves to flavor meats and teas.