Plant ID forum: Plant ID - Rhode Island

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birthdaysuit
Jun 28, 2016 12:57 PM CST
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Hardiness zone 6a. I'm a noob when it comes to plant identification. I'm trying to learn because I kind of was inherited a flower and herb medicinal garden and I'm wondering if this flower is poisonous and if any parts can be used medicinally?
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 28, 2016 1:14 PM CST

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Looks like a Monarda, possibly didyma.
Here's our entry for you to compare. Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 28, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Welcome, birthdaysuit!
Definitely monarda, or bee balm. Could be monarda didyma or one of the named varieties like Fireball, or Jacob Kline.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 28, 2016 6:12 PM CST
I agree Monarda. Nice color!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 28, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Welcome! birthdaysuit
Some info on its medicinal properties:
https://altnature.com/gallery/beebalm.htm

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