bee balm


Definition of bee balm

1 : any of several monardas especially : oswego tea

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Recent Examples on the Web Iftner and his wife, Kaye, planted an acre of native prairie grasses — milkweed, goldenrod, bee balm — to resemble what the ground looked like before it was plowed. Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2021 In the middle section, incorporate red bee balm (Monarda didyma) and bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Gillet said bird friendly plantings, like purple coneflowers, bee balm, and black eyed Susans, can help space out birds so as not to spread the unknown disease further. Christin Nance Lazerus,, 2 July 2021 Scout Troop 56054 is scheduled Saturday to plant perennials native to Illinois, such as Joe Pye weed, bee balm, turtleheads and coneflowers, in the median at Beach and Oak avenues. Kimberly Fornek,, 27 May 2021 Stop the presses and throw all of your preconceived notions about the monarda or bee balm out the door. Norman Winter, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 Grasses and forbs – flowering plants with stems and leaves, such as bee balm – are less expensive to establish and grow than woody crops like willow, and offer farmers more management flexibility. Lisa Schulte Moore, The Conversation, 28 Apr. 2021 The pollinator garden is 5 feet by 12 feet and now contains monarda (bee balm), crocosmia, delphinium, foxglove, lupine, phlox, columbine, stiff goldenrod, liatris, Black-eyed Susan, and butterfly weed. Judy Hake,, 17 Apr. 2021 Leaving stems in the garden from flowering plants like bee balm attracts and provides shelter to native bees. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bee balm

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bee balm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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