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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Monardella palmeri A. Gray
Habit: Subshrub, tufted, rhizomed. Stem: decumbent, 10--30 cm, +- glabrous, purple-tinged; internodes generally < leaves. Leaf: 10--20 mm, lanceolate, entire to weakly serrate, +- glabrous, leathery. Inflorescence: flower cluster 25--35 mm wide; outer bracts like leaves; middle bracts ovate, short-branched-hairy, ciliate, sparsely gland-dotted or not, acute, purple, leathery. Flower: calyx 9--12 mm, 2-lipped, stiff-hairy, obscurely gland-dotted, lobes slender, red-purple; corolla 15--20 mm, slender, red-purple.
Ecology: Chaparral, forest, on serpentine; Elevation: 200--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SCoRO (Santa Lucia Range). Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Unabridged Note: Branched, marginal bract hairs common. Intergrades with Monardella villosa subsp. obispoensis at Cerro Alto and Cuesta Pass, San Luis Obispo Co. Morphologically similar to Monardella purpurea, which has smaller heads, fewer hairs, and ovate bracts; also resembles Monardella macrantha and Monardella nana, although those species have larger flower clusters and flowers. More study needed.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Monardella odoratissima subsp. pallida
Next taxon: Monardella pringlei
Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2016. Monardella palmeri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33945, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.