The best thing about Wild Bergamot is that it starts out as a tiny green package sitting on top of a tall stalk of green. You would miss it among all the green of early July if you weren't paying attention.
A few days later, as the packages expand and open into flowers, it becomes impossible to miss.
Wild Bergamot is in full bloom now and is very plentiful in Indiana; especially at Coffee Creek. It's a member of the mint family and makes a wonderful tea that is great when you have the flu or a cold.
This plant also goes by the name of Bee Balm. Due to its antiseptic properties it has been used to treat minor skin conditions and gingivitis.