Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

Location: Palm Bay, Turkey Creek Sanctuary

This is called Monarda punctata,
Spotted Horsemint or Beebalm are it's other names.
Its genus was named for Nicolas Bautista Monardes
A botanist who studied medicinal plants in Spain.

Botanists are amazing people,
Who spend their time studying planties.
So let's all thank a botanist today,
Thanks and Happy Birthday to my bestie, Joy Handley.

Sources: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Plant Database - Monarda punctata

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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