cathynv
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Location: Northwestern Montana

Need help to ID wildflower/weed

I found these purple flowers/weeds out in the woods and I have no idea what they are. I think they are really pretty but they do kind of stink. I live in NW Montana in a little town called Eureka. It`s about 11 miles to the Canadian border. I live 20 minutes up a mountain. I hope I post the pics correctly. Here goes.....
[img]https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/cathymt/unkownpurple1.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/cathymt/unknownpurple4.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/cathymt/unknownpurple3.jpg[/img]
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applestar
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I believe it's a Wild Bergamot or Horsemint, also known as beebalm (Monarda fistulosa) It's native to North America and has many uses:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_fistulosa

cathynv
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Thanks so much applestar. I do believe that is what it is. Apparently you can use the plant to treat a cold. Just so happens that I have an aweful cold right now. I`ll have to see if I can find some more now.
Thanks again, :D
Cathy

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