You probably have noticed patches of deep red or pink tall flowers on your local travels this June and July. There's a good chance they are two different species of Monarda. The red ones are Monarda didyma and the pink are Monarda fistulosa. Didyma is an eastern North American native while fistulosa is native to all of North America.
These plants are in the mint family and have common names such as bee balm, bergamot, oswego tea, and horsemint. They are herbaceous perennials and if you look closely, are well-visited by a number of critters thanks to the strong fragrances. Didyma is among the most fragrant of Monarda and a favorite of hummingbirds, which have the ability to reach into the deep flowers. The pink fistulosa are frequented by large bees. Both flowers are also visited by some butterflies and moths.