Red Monada

By taggart  
Red Monada

aka bee balm, horsemint,bergamot, Oswego tea and likely many more local names.
Monarda will be found in several colors, white being the native version-- lavenders, pinks and reds. It is endemic to North America and is a favorite of humming birds and all kinds of bees

We grow it is wild places as it is a tall plant which spreads and forms colonies-- great patches of red when in bloom.

*****Thank You to Peter, Nezih, Peter (MollieCat), Chinga and ArnieG for User Awards for the' Ebony Jeweling'! and to all who voted and commented!

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Botanicals Monarda Wildlife and nature

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1 Jul 2015 12:21AM
Another beauty Jenn,
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
1 Jul 2015 1:24AM
Magnificent shot Jennn, such a pretty flower, must. Make a great show
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2015 1:40AM
Stunning Jenn.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
1 Jul 2015 4:11AM
that is another beauty, Jenn.. This flower is something I have never seen before.. very elaborate..
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
1 Jul 2015 4:26AM
Another flower that is new to me, and beautiful captured , Jenn.
A lovely image with great attention to detail, beautiful capture, Jenn. SmileSmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2015 6:51AM
What an exotic (to me) multi-storey flower in this delightful, well captured, well composed and well balanced image.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2015 8:15AM
Your usual artistic take Jenn, and it looks wonderful.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
1 Jul 2015 8:40AM
Beautifully portrayed, Jennn. You're showing me what ours should have looked like - 6 plants, but none survived!!!Sad

Superb composition and presentation Jenn, a lovely flower too. I can imagine it being quite a sight when when it is in bloom.
Carol Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
1 Jul 2015 10:42AM
Really gorgeous colours. That flower really stands out against that lush background.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Jul 2015 12:09PM
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
1 Jul 2015 1:06PM
I wish it would be prolific in my garden...I think the soil is too acidic. I've tried multiple times to grow it.
This is a lovely color.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
1 Jul 2015 3:03PM
Lovely shot Jennnn. Not seen this before.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
1 Jul 2015 4:06PM
Fabulous shot Jenn
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2015 5:58PM
A beautiful shot of this lovely bloom which is new to me.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2015 6:31PM
great shot Jennn
and like the presentation
MaryFaith 6 59 New Zealand
1 Jul 2015 9:12PM
This is such a pretty flower - new to me. It has a very interesting form - nice detail and presentation Jenn.

1 Jul 2015 10:06PM
Superb shot Jenn. Cathy
myrab 14 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2015 2:51PM
Super shot, great presentation.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2015 3:01PM
Such an eye pleasing image! Grin
Very beautiful work!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
5 Jul 2015 7:02PM
Powerful contrast

Mavis 18 143 2 England
5 Jul 2015 8:02PM
A beautiful flower so well displayed .

I have often tried to grow this plant but no luck . I see now it likes really warm weather ! SmileSmileSmile
brandish 7 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2015 9:52PM
A new flower to me,very nicely done,especially the colours and framing.

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