Resembling the common Wild Bergamot, but usually very sparingly hairy or nearly smooth and bright green; bracts of the inflorescence deep purple and very conspicuous; the flowers purple or purple-red and showy.
In moist thickets, Maine to Ontario, south to Pennsylvania and Virginia. Flowering from June to August.
Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum
B. Purple Bergamot - Monarda media
The Horsemint (M onarda punctata Linnaeus) is densely pubescent or downy with lanceolate, linear-lanceolate or narrowly oblong leaves; flower clusters terminal and also axillary in the upper leaves; bracts white or purplish and showy; corolla yellowish, spotted with purple, about an inch long. Common in dry fields, southern New York southward and westward.