|Bergamot is a member of
the Mint Family.
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has triangular shaped, yellow-green leaves which grow
in pairs of two on either side of the stem to 2.5 inches in length. It can typically be found growing in
in moist pine and spruce-fir forests at elevations
between 5000 and 9000 feet.
Bergamot is also called horsemint
and mintleaf beebalm due to the fact that the leaves have a strong
mint odor when crushed.
Bergamot blooms between July and August and produces a
purple globular flower which grows at the end of the stem.