I’ve been seeing these in the Northern Colorado foothills for a few weeks. They tend to appear in thick stands, usually not too far from water. Thanks again to Al Schneider from www.swcoloradowildflowers.com for the help identifiying this one, though I don’t think there’s an example on his site yet. He said it’s minty – I’ll have to smell it next time I see it!
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Well, of course I have to guess. Is it Berganot? I have no cheaters here except of course the internet.
Good! Internet and book cheating is definitely allowed, or I would never identify anything.
This is Monarda Fistulosa menthifolia, and goes by Wild Bergamot or Beebalm. Al said he grows it in his garden.