(Lepechinia ganderi )
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Description: An aromatic shrub. Stems minutely rough with coarse hairs. Leaves lanceolate. Inflorescence is a raceme (unbranched with stalked flowers opening from bottom to top). Calyx (lower flower part) is bell-shaped, 5-lobed, and turns scarlet-purple. Corolla (upper flower part) is lilac tinged, and 5-lobed. Pedicels (stalk of flower) are 3/8-1 1/8 inches (1-3cm) long. Fruit is a black-brown nutlet, with-out hairs, 1/8 inch (2-3.5mm) long.
Habitat: Chaparral, dry slopes, coastal scrub, valley and foothill grassland. Elevation 976-3216 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms June - July.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B