(Oceanside Horsemint, Seaside Beebalm )
A shrubby wildflower endemic to Texas, oceanside horsemint has fragrant, coarsely toothed foliage and tiered showy flowers that bloom late in the season. A semi-woody perennial, it is native only to coastal counties around Corpus Christi, Texas where it grows in deep, sandy, oceanside soils. Unlike other Monarda, this species does not spread via rhizomes. Instead it forms neat clumps that stay put.
The aromatic green to grey-green leaves of this unusual Monarda are elongated,...
(Plains Beebalm, Plains Lemon Mint, Ponymint)
A variable wildflower with tiny flowers that look like orchids, pony beebalm has fragrant foliage and obvious colorful bracts when it blooms in mid- and late summer. An upright annual that forms a multi-stemmed clump, it is native to most of the American Great Plains, Southwest, and small isolated pockets in California, Oregon and northern Mexico. It establishes in a variety of drier soils in the grasslands as well as on mountain forest edges and rocky slopes.
The medium green leaves are narrow...
(Spotted Beebalm, Spotted Horsemint)
A striking wildflower bearing unique tiered flowers with colorful bracts, spotted horsemint has fragrant foliage and blooms most often in summer. The native wildflower exists across the lowland plains of eastern North America where it survives as a short-lived perennial. It tends to become established in drier soils, especially sandy ones, and forms a neat, tidy clump, unlike Many other Monarda species.
The medium green leaves are lance-shaped, slightly fuzzy and emit a minty, aromatic...
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(Redpurple Beebalm, Russel's Beebalm)
A wildflower with tiny pale lavender flowers that look like orchids, Russel's beebalm has oregano-scented foliage. A upright herbaceous perennial that forms a clump, it is native to the glades and grasslands of the central and southern United States. It has a somewhat confused botanical identity, as some taxonomists list this one as synonymous with Monarda bradburiana, Bradbury's beebalm, which has noticeable floral spots.
The medium green t yellow-green leaves are tapering ovals and...
(Stanfield's Beebalm, Stanfield's Horsemint)
A wildflower with light yellow, hairy flowers that look like tiny orchids, Stanfield's horsemint has fragrant foliage and ash white bracts when it blooms in mid- and late summer. A clumping herbaceous perennial, it is native only to (endemic) the the sandy soils along the Colorado River in central Texas, northwest of San Antonio. It grows both from spreading rhizomes (underground stems) and by self-sowing.
The aromatic green leaves are lance-shaped. They are in tufted whorls at various heights...
A lacy wildflower with ivory flowers that look like tiny orchids, green horsemint has fragrant bright green foliage and deep pink bracts when it blooms in late summer and autumn. A clumping herbaceous perennial, it is native only to (endemic) the sandy soils in southeastern Texas' woodland edges, around Austin. It grows both from spreading rhizomes (underground stems) and by self-sowing. The bases of the stems can become woody.
The aromatic bright green leaves are linear lance-shaped. They...
(Weeping White Mulberry, White Mulberry)
This beautiful weeping mulberry is a unique small tree for specialized landscapes. It is composed of a white mulberry top-grafted with a dwarf weeping variety to create a more creative specimen. The white mulberry originates in China where its leaves are a famous food for silk worms. In America their tolerance of extreme heat and cold led growers to find a fruitless clone that could make a resilient landscape tree, particularly in the arid West. This tree is a dwarf, fruiting variety, most often...