Flower ID

Asked June 14, 2017, 1:57 PM EDT

What kind of flower is that planted in Federal Center

District of Columbia County District of Columbia

1 Response

This looks like a type of Monarda, also known as Bee Balm.
They have those unusual crown-like flowers, and other key identifiers are square stems and the leaves are usually fragrant when rubbed/crushed.
It is a perennial that returns year to year.

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