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Bee Balm and Toad Lily

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Joined: 2011-02-19

I am in the process of starting a hummingbird butterfly attractant garden with some plants I have and some new ones too. However with time my bee balm and toad lily have gotten intermingled. One that is coming up is smooth and more rounded (bee balm?) the other is more pointed leaves and has some red veins throughout (toad lily?). Am I correct? Anyone know?

Joined: 2009-08-07
I think that is correct,

anyone else?

Joined: 2009-08-07
Bee Balm

Bee Balm has slender more lance shaped leaves with slightly tooth margins. Some varieties are slightly hairy. The new growth on my bee balm has red veining radiating out from the center of the leaf. As the stems grow and the plant matures it will be all green. One fool proof method of identification: The stems of bee balm are square

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