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Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa

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Names in different Languages

GermanWilde Bergamotte, Wilde Indianernessel, Wilde Monarde
EnglishWild Bergamot
FrenchMonarda fistulosa
SpanishBergamote fistuleuse, Monarde fistuleuse


Wild Bergamot is a native flower in Quebec, growing up to 1m tall. It grows in dry fields, thickets and clearings, blooming from June to September. The plant is considered a medicinal plant by Native Americans.

How to Identify

A plant up to 1m tall with long lance-shaped and toothed leaves. A branch carries a compact cluster of flowers with violet petals.

Where When to Spot

A common plant in different parks around Montreal along edges of forests and clearings. Check Champ des Possibles June to September.



2020-08-03Champ des Possibles