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Sweet-Smelling Monardella
(Monardella beneolens )
Lamiaceae

Sweet-smelling Monardella; Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS
Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS

Description: Perennial, rhizomatous herb. Stems 4 - 12 inches (10-30cm) long, and lie flat along the ground. Leaves 3/8 inch (<10mm) long, triangular to ovate, with hairs dense, long, and wavy on lower surface. Inflorescence is a head, 3/8 - 3/4 inch (10-20mm) wide. Petals are lavender to pale rose, with the upper lip 2-lobed, and the lower lip 3-lobed.

Distribution:

Habitat: Subalpine forests. Granitic. Elevation 8000 - 11,200 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms July - September.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Ridgecrest

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010