Monarda fistulosa L. var. brevis Fosberg & Artz

Locations ofMonarda fistulosa L. var. brevis Fosberg & Artz in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Monarda fistulosa L. var. brevis Fosberg & Artz
Common Name
Smoke Hole Bergamot
Monarda brevis (Fosberg & Artz) Floden
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Monarda brevis (Fosberg & Artz) Floden
Distinctive in is smaller stature, dark (almost shiny) upper leaf surfaces, and habitat. In addition, it flowers well before the other varieties.
Monograph by Scora cites Fernald & Long #10408 from Eggleston.
Limestone and dolostone cliff faces and open, rocky, calcareous woodlands. Rare, sw. mountains; in Virginia, known only from one area near Eggleston, along the New River in Giles County. Endemic to a small area of eastern West Virginia and western Virginia.
Native Status

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