Wild Bergamont is a fantastic wildflower native to almost every state in the country! Like other members of the mint family, it has square stems with coarsely toothed and slightly hairy opposite leaves. Wild Bergamont flowers are…well, kind of wild; they are lavender to pink, with irregular tubular petals, protruding from a disk sitting solitary at the end of branching stems, which in turn arise from a basal rosette. The flowers of Wild Bergamont look like something that came out of a Dr. Seuss book. Wild Bergamont attracts lots of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, and the strong stems can be used by birds such as the Indigo Bunting to build their nests. Rhizomatous, it often spreads aggressively and is therefore easiest to grow in a natural area (wild garden). Wild Bergamont leaves can be used to brew a tea that tastes similar to mint. The 1993 Virginia Wildflower of the Year.