Bergamot – Wild
Monarda fistulosa

Zone: 3-8
Height: 36"

General: Bergamot has lavender flowers with a strong spicy scent. It's used for flavoring meats and making teas which are supposed to ease colds.

Culinary Uses: The leaves of wild bergamot are edible, raw or cooked. They can also be used as flavoring in salads and cooked foods. The flowers make an attractive edible garnish and the fresh or dried leaves can be brewed into an aromatic and refreshing tea.

Medicinal Uses: Bergamot is frequently used during cold and flu season to make tea that can be sweetened with honey and tends to be quite strong.

Ornamental Uses: Perennial herb with pretty lilac or lavender colored flowers. The plant has stems that branch out and are covered with fine fuzz. It bears lance-shaped, serrated, gray-green leaves.

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