Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) stems are sometimes used by Indigo Buntings to build their nests.The fresh leaves can be used to brew a tasty, minty tea, and the seedheads are excellent in dried arrangements.
Sprinkling those llight lavender, sweetly fragrant with a-hint-of-oregano flowers into salads, quesadillas — really any dish is happier with a touch of wild bergamot blossoms // from Foraging and Feasting
Monarda - 'Beauty of Cobham'. These are a must-have in every garden. Monarda attract bees and hummingbirds. Other names are bee balm, horsemint, oswego tea, and bergamot, the latter inspired by the fragrance of the leaves