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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Monardella leucocephala A. Gray
Habit: Annual, branched, hairy, strongly scented. Stem: 15--26 cm, gray-green, glands in epidermis generally obscured by hairs. Leaf: 10--35 mm, 4--7 mm wide, lanceolate or oblong, hairy, lateral veins obscure. Inflorescence: flower cluster 10--15 mm wide; bracts ovate to obovate, generally scarious to membranous, short-acuminate, becoming +- glabrous, white (outermost bracts rarely green-tinted, but still white-tipped), main veins conspicuous, cross-veins few. Flower: calyx stiff-hairy, lobes white, tips awl-like, recurved, conspicuously spreading-hairy, tube paler at base, dark toward top; corolla 5--5.5 mm, white, tube barely exserted, lobes short and broad, +- ovate; stamens included, upper 2 sessile.
Ecology: Sandy soil in grassland, interior sand dunes (Delhi sands); Elevation: 50--100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SnJV (Stanislaus, Merced cos.). Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Last documented in 1941 (near Delhi, Merced Co.).
Unabridged Note: Last known collection B. Crampton 228 (UC1278116, UCD38092).
eFlora Treatment Author: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell
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Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Monardella hypoleuca subsp. lanata
Next taxon: Monardella linoides
Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2016. Monardella leucocephala, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33937, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.