Monarda punctata (spotted bee balm) attracts masses of beneficial insects. A valuable ecological species as it resists all other kinds of mites that could impact the bees because it is incredibly high in thymol. The plant has pink bracts and creamy white to yellow flowers with purple spots. Ideal for meadows and other naturalistic plantings. Readily self-seeds to establish a population in open soils. If you are in the area where the endangered Karner Blue still resides, you will be helping restore them to safe status by planting a stand of Monarda punctata, as this is their food of choice. A North American native plant.