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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, [biennial, perennial herb, shrub], generally short-hairy. Stem: erect, generally branched. Leaf: petioled or not. Inflorescence: axillary, head-like, lower subtended by leaves, upper by bracts; bracts bristle-tipped [not]. Flower: +- sessile; calyx +- radial, lobes 5, +- equal; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip entire or +- 2-lobed, hood-like, arched, lower lip generally 2--3-lobed, central lobe generally > lateral lobes; stamens 2, fertile, ascending under upper lip, >= upper lip; style unequally lobed.
Species In Genus: 16 species: North America; some cultivated for flowers, tea. Etymology: (Nicolas Monardes, Spanish physician, botanist, 1493--1588) Note: Monarda citriodora Lag. (inflorescence bracts generally recurved near middle) not persisting.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Moluccella laevis
Next taxon: Monarda pectinata
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Monarda, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9469, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.