The flower color of monarda pectinata
ranges from pure white to pale pink. The inflorescence is a series of spherical clusters, at the tip of the stem and the upper few leaf nodes; each consists of several dozen tubular flowers, up to one inch in length, with a curved upper lip and a three-lobed lower lip, both pointing downwards. The lower lip has a few purple spots. Leaves are quite numerous, have short stalks and an opposite arrangement, and are mostly hairless, though sometimes with short bristly hairs along the veins. The plant is particularly attractive to bees, birds and butterflies.