This species, which bears several floral heads, is quite similar to the Oswego Tea. The flowers are cream-coloured, pink or purplish, however, and the plant is found on dry hillsides and in thickets. It is a slender-stemmed, much-branched perennial, growing two or three feet high. The fragrant, slender-stemmed, lance-shaped leaves are toothed and veined, and are frequently heart-shaped at the base. The somewhat flattened flower heads are surrounded with a row of whitish or purplish leafy bracts. The calyx is densely hairy at the throat. The corolla is hairy, especially on the upper lip. The arrangement of the leaves and the manner of this plant's growth is practically covered in the general description of the Oswego Tea. This genera was dedicated to Nicholas Monardes, a Spanish physician and botanist, who published a book, in 1571, containing the earliest pictures of an American plant. According to Thistleton Dyer, there is a notion prevalent in Dorsetshire that a house wherein the plant Bergamot is kept will never be free from sickness; but happily it refers to an English species, and not to ours. The Wild Bergamot blossoms from June to September, and is found from Maine and Ontario south to the Gulf States, and west to Minnesota and Colorado.