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(Zone 6b)
Jul 12, 2016 8:24 PM CST
I have a Bee Balm plant that has grown a flower right out of the middle of another flower three times now. I've tried to find out if this is normal on the Internet with no luck.

Any thoughts?

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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Jul 12, 2016 8:28 PM CST
That is so amazing!! I have never seen anything like it. Beautiful. (:
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jul 13, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Looks perfectly normal to me.

My monarda didyma are never worth taking pictures of... But I located a couple of pics of monarda punctata.

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And one of the seed heads...

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[Last edited by stone - Jul 13, 2016 6:42 AM (+)]
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Jul 13, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Yes it's not uncommon with Monarda. Such interesting flowers.
(Zone 6b)
Jul 13, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Thanks everyone! It sure was a shock to find. Thank You!
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