Dotted horsemint (Monarda punctata)
Plant Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Wildflowers and Herbs
Identification Hints: The actual flower of this mint is hidden under the pale lavender colored leaves. The tiny flower is yellow withpurple spots. These flowers and leaves make-up the head-like spikes. This is also another nectar favorite of the Karner Blue Butterfly.
Did you Know? The leaves of Dotted horsemint are hairyand have a faintly minty smell when crushed. According to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, the genus name "Monarda" was given to this plant by Linneaus and named after the 16th century botanist and physician Nicholas Bautista Monardes.
Live Map for Dotted horsemint
Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Dotted horsemint (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)
Use the navigation buttons on the left to zoom in/out and pan around. Click on each place marker to get detail information about that observation.
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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.
The Search box allows you to search all of the data. Searching by date, species, phenophase, etc. is easy—just start typing and the table will immediately change to contain only observations that contain your search phrase. Do you want to see only 2012 observations? Just type "2012" in the search box. Only want to see maples? Enter "Acer." You can combine searches, too! Searching for "acer 2012" will narrow your results to only the maples that were observed in 2012 (assuming that any observations exist, of course).
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Observational data for Dotted horsemint:
|Tue Jul 23 00:00:00 GMT 2013||ecology||Dotted horsemint||Monarda punctata||Flowers (Early)||43.439300000000000||-88.023600000000000||21660|
|Sat Oct 12 00:00:00 GMT 2013||centralNY||Dotted horsemint||Monarda punctata||All Leaves Withered||43.041000000000000||-76.212900000000000||22694|
|Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 GMT 2013||centralNY||Dotted horsemint||Monarda punctata||First Flower||43.041000000000000||-76.212900000000000||22693|
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