Taxon  Report   5612 
Monarda pectinata  Nutt.
Bee balm,  Pony beebalm
Monarda pectinata
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
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Monarda pectinata
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Monarda pectinata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Monarda pectinata
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Monarda
Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Monarda pectinata
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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