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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Annual, perennial herb, shrub, glabrous to hairy, generally aromatic
Stems generally erect, generally 4-angled
Leaves generally simple to deeply lobed, opposite, generally gland-dotted
Inflorescence: cyme, generally clustered around stem, head-like, separated by evident internodes (terminal in Monardella ) or collectively crowded, spike-like to panicle-like (sometimes raceme or flowers 212); subtended by leaves or bracts; flowers sessile or pedicelled
Flower generally bisexual; calyx generally 5-lobed, radial to bilateral; corolla generally bilateral, 12-lipped, upper lip entire or 2-lobed, ± flat to hood-like, sometimes 0, lower lip generally 3-lobed; stamens generally 4, generally exserted, paired, pairs unequal, sometimes 2, staminodes 2 or 0; ovary superior, generally 4-lobed to base, chambers 2, ovules 2 per chamber, style 1, arising from center at junction of lobes, stigmas generally 2
Fruit: nutlets 4, generally ovoid to oblong, smooth
Genera in family: ± 200 genera, 5500 species: worldwide. Many cultivated for herbs, oils (Lavandula , lavender; Mentha , mint; Ocimum , basil; Rosmarinus , rosemary; Thymus , thyme), some cultivated as ornamental (in CA Cedronella , Leonotis , Phlomis )
Reference: [Cantino & Sanders 1986 Syst Bot 11:163185]
Annual, perennial herb, shrub
Leaf entire, lobed, or toothed, generally not spine-tipped
Inflorescence: clusters generally many-flowered, generally head-like, generally spheric, generally involucred, generally surrounding nodes in generally ± spike-like, generally interrupted panicles, or flowers 1several per leaf axil
Flower: calyx generally 2-lipped, upper lip entire or of 3 generally shallow, sometimes spine-tipped lobes, lower lip generally of 2 generally spine-tipped lobes; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed to entire, lower lip with 3 spreading lobes (middle often expanded); fertile stamens 2, attached in throat, anther sacs 12 per stamen (if 2, then separate on thread-like structure, 1 fertile, > other); style forked at tip
Species in genus: ± 900 species: ± worldwide, especially tropical, subtropical Am
Etymology: (Latin: to save, from medicinal use)
Horticultural information: All species are excellent bee fodder and have edible seeds (a traditional food of native Californians).
Subshrub, prostrate, mat-forming
Stem < 4 dm; base woody
Leaf generally 36 cm, 515 mm wide, lance-elliptic to obovate, puckered; upper surface minutely hairy; lower surface white with dense, recurved hairs; teeth minute, rounded
Inflorescence scapose; clusters 11.5 cm wide; bracts < 1 cm, lanceolate
Flower: calyx 510 mm, upper lip lobes 3, minute, not spine-tipped; corolla tube 515 mm, blue to lilac or purple, upper lip 13 mm, 2-lobed, lower lip 37 mm; stamens and style exserted
Fruit: nutlet, 2.5 mm, oblong, brown
Ecology: Chaparral, oak woodland, yellow-pine forest, dry slopes
Elevation: < 2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range Foothills, n Sierra Nevada Foothills, South Coast Ranges, South Coast.Locally common
Horticultural information: DRN, DRY, SUN: 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; CVS; DFCLT; GRCVR.
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