wild bergamot


: a perennial aromatic North American monarda (Monarda fistulosa) having a terminal cluster of pink or purple flowers

Examples of wild bergamot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For full sun, Boritt said prairie blazing star, wild bergamot and native milkweeds are easy to grow. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Apr. 2024 Leaving blackberry, mullein, ironweed, mountain mint, Joe Pye weed, sunflowers and wild bergamot standing can make a huge difference. Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Good native flowers to consider include wild columbine, wild bergamot, pale purple coneflower, asters and goldenrods, Steinhauer said. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2022 Hummingbirds, butterflies, and—of course—bees are all attracted to bee balm, also known as wild bergamot. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 24 June 2022 Later in the season, bees cover their catmint and wild bergamot. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022 Common milkweed and flowering wild bergamot are desired. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, 31 Jan. 2022 Homeowners are encouraged to plant natives that provide nectar and pollen, including wild bergamot, obedient plant, goldenrod, blueberry, aster, sunflower and hyssop. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Apr. 2021 The dry prairie along the bluff top is home to little bluestem, wild bergamot, columbine and silky aster — a colorful display in the spring. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild bergamot was in 1843

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“Wild bergamot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20bergamot. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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