Monarda didyma Linn. Labiatae. Bee Balm. Oswego Tea.
From New England to Wisconsin northward, and southward in the Alleghanies. It is mentioned by McMahon, 1806, in his list of aromatic pot and sweet herbs. It is called Oswego tea from the use sometimes made of its leaves. In France, it is grown in the flower gardens.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.