Bee Balm (Monarda spp.) of Northwest indiana
Bee balm's normal distribution is limited to North America. In the Indiana Dunes area, there are two native speceis, Monarda fistulosa and M. punctata. The scarlet bee balm, M. didyma, is native further east but has escaped landscapes in Northwest Indiana. Bee balm is famously known for their essential oils which are present on all of the species.