Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wild Bergamot

One of my favorite wild flowers, Bergamot is a member of the mint family and blooms late summer. It is always a beautiful purple, all though perennial varieties from nurseries come in a vast array of colors and heights.

Some know the flower as Bee Balm. You might be surprised to learn that the oil from this mint has been used in folk medicine as a tea ingredient to treat respiratory and digestive disorders.

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