San Benito Monardella
(Monardella antonina ssp. benitensis )
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.
Habitat: Serpentine barrens, chaparral. Elevation 1600 - 2928 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms June - July.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 4