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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Monardella villosa Benth.
Habit: Subshrub, matted to erect, open, rhizomed; hairs generally > 0.5 mm, appressed to spreading, sparse to dense, soft, wavy, or woolly, glandular and not, branched or not. Leaf: 10--30 mm (including petiole, 5--10 mm), length < 1--3.3 × width, lanceolate to ovate or widely triangular-ovate, serrate or crenate (entire), base truncate to obtuse or tapered; abaxially glandular-hairy, woolly or not. Inflorescence: flower clusters generally 1--6(10) per main stem, 10--40 mm wide; bracts 10--30 mm, reflexed; bracts generally leaf-like in texture, color, hairiness (or innermost of middle series +- scarious proximally), innermost linear to elliptic-ovate. Flower: calyx tube hairy, glandular, hairs on lobes generally similar to hairs on tube (or stiff-spreading); corolla 10--20 mm, white or pink to purple, lobes obtuse.
Unabridged Note: Leaf length-to-width ratio > 3 in inland northern NCoRO (Humboldt Co.), <= 1 in southern NCo and CCo. Flower clusters occasionally 6--10 per main stem in KR, northern NCoR. If recognized taxonomically, plants of coastal foothills of Santa Lucia Range, from San Luis Obispo Co. northern and possibly to Santa Cruz Co., with purple scarious bracts, and ovate, glabrous to sparsely hairy leaves assignable to Monardella villosa var. subglabra Hoover. Literature reports of hybridization involving that entity, Monardella palmeri, and Monardella villosa subsp. obispoensis in the Alder Creek area of Monterey Co. have not been confirmed.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Monardella venosa
Next taxon: Monardella villosa subsp. franciscana
Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2017. Monardella villosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33952, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.