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San Benito Monardella
(Monardella antonina ssp. benitensis )
Lamiaceae

San Benito Hills Coyote Mint; Photo Copyright 2003 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photo Copyright 2003 Dr. Mark S. Brunell

Description: Perennial, rhizomatous herb, less than 2 feet (6dm) tall, with dense, long hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate, thick, leathery, whitish, and often folded. Inflorescence are heads, less than 5/8 inch (15mm) wide. The calyx are 5-lobed and hairy, and the petals are lavender.   

Distribution:

Habitat: Serpentine barrens, chaparral. Elevation 1600 - 2928 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms June - July.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 4

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Last updated: 08-05-2010