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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Monardella stebbinsii Hardham & Bartel
Habit: Subshrub, matted or clumped, < 1 m diam; hairs dense, felt-like. Stem: 15--40 cm. Leaf: 12--22(28) mm (including petiole, 2--4 mm), 5--12(14) mm wide, thick, narrowly ovate, entire, hairs unicellular and multicellular (latter generally 0.2 mm), abaxially also short-stalked-glandular, ash- to dark gray, purple-blotched. Inflorescence: flower cluster 1 per main stem (or several in +- terminal spikes or racemes), 8--20(25) mm wide; bracts lanceolate; outer bracts leathery, purple-tinged, soft-hairy and slender-stalked-glandular (gland-tipped hairs generally > 0.1 mm), hairs longer toward margin. Flower: calyx 8--9 mm, green, purple, or straw-colored; tube slender-stalked-glandular (hairs > 0.1 mm) and nonglandular-hairy (hairs multicellular), lobes narrowly acute, hairs on lobes and sinus area = hairs on tube; corolla 12--18 mm, pink.
Ecology: Rocky serpentine slopes; Elevation: 800--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH (Serpentine Canyon, Plumas Co.). Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: Inflorescence, bract, and calyx characters overlap with Monardella follettii, which has more conspicuous stalked glands (because multicellular hairs on bracts and calyx are lacking); 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 sinuata subsp. sinuata
Next taxon: Monardella stoneana
Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2017. Monardella stebbinsii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=33949, accessed on March 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 26, 2017.