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Poliomintha incana
FROSTED MINT

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Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)View DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: MINT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree, vine], glabrous to hairy, generally aromatic. Stem: generally erect, generally 4-angled. Leaf: generally simple to deeply lobed, generally opposite, generally gland-dotted. Inflorescence: generally cymes, generally many in dense axillary clusters surrounding stem, generally separated by evident internodes or collectively crowded, spike- or panicle-like, occasionally head-like or raceme, subtended by leaves or bracts; flowers sessile or pedicelled. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx generally 5-lobed, radial to bilateral; corolla generally bilateral, 1--2-lipped, upper lip entire or 2-lobed, +- flat to hood-like, occasionally 0, lower lip generally 3-lobed; stamens generally 4, epipetalous, generally exserted, paired, pairs generally unequal, occasionally 2, staminodes 2 or 0; ovary superior, generally 4-lobed to base chambers 2, ovules 2 per chamber, style 1, generally arising from center at junction of lobes, stigmas generally 2. Fruit: generally 4 nutlets, generally ovoid to oblong, smooth.
Genera In Family: +- 230 genera, 7200 species: worldwide. Many cultivated for herbs, oils (Lavandula, lavender; Mentha, mint; Rosmarinus, rosemary; Thymus, thyme), some cultivated as ornamental (in California Cedronella, Leonotis, Monarda, Phlomis). Note: Moluccella laevis L., shell flower, historical waif in California. Satureja calamintha (L.) Scheele subsp. ascendens (Jordan) Briq. reported as alien but not naturalized. Salazaria moved to Scutellaria; California Hyptis moved to Condea, California Satureja moved to Clinopodium.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken & Margriet Wetherwax, family description, key to genera
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: PoliominthaView Description 

Habit: Shrub. Stem: spreading to erect, branched throughout, densely strigose, generally +- gray. Leaf: short-petioled to +- sessile; blade generally narrow, entire. Inflorescence: axillary, generally subtended by leaves. Flower: calyx +- radial, 15-veined, lobes +- equal; corolla 2-lipped, lips +- equal, upper lip +- flat, lower lip 3-lobed, central lobe notched; stamens 2, +- exserted, staminodes short; style unequally lobed.
Species In Genus: 4 species: southwestern United States, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: hoary white mint)
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken

Poliomintha incana (Torr.) A. Gray
NATIVE
Habit: Plant 5--10 dm, rounded or mound-like. Leaf: +- sessile, generally reduced distally on stem; blade 5--18 mm, 2--4 mm wide, oblong-elliptic to narrowly linear. Inflorescence: flowers 2--6; pedicel 1--2 mm. Flower: calyx densely short-hairy, tube 3--5 mm, puberulent within, lobes 1--2 mm; corolla 8--10 mm, light blue to lavender, upper lip 2--3.5 mm, lower 3--4 mm, minutely purple-dotted.
Ecology: Sandy soils, rocky slopes; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: s DMoj (Cushenbury Springs); Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: Known from 1 documented locality, extirpated by mining.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken
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Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Poliomintha incana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39009, accessed on February 14, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Poliomintha incana:
s DMoj (Cushenbury Springs);
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