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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?
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Jun 28, 2016 1:14 PM CST
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Name: Evan
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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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Jun 28, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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Definitely monarda, or bee balm. Could be monarda didyma or one of the named varieties like Fireball, or Jacob Kline.
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Jun 28, 2016 6:12 PM CST
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I agree Monarda. Nice color!
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Jun 28, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
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Some info on its medicinal properties:
https://altnature.com/gallery/...
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