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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species: Monardella villosa||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Monardella villosa subsp. obispoensis (Hoover ex Jeps.) Jokerst
Habit: Plant ascending to erect, 15--30 cm, tufted to matted in age; hairs simple and branched, branched hairs many on stem, leaves. Leaf: 15--25 mm, 8--15 mm wide, +- narrowly ovate, hairy, base tapered to obtuse; adaxially green; abaxially white-tomentose, often obscuring leaf surface. Inflorescence: flower cluster 1, 15--25 mm wide, generally subtended by unmodified leaves; bracts ovate. Flower: corolla white to lavender, tube exserted.
Ecology: Chaparral, oak woodland; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, s SCoRO. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Intergrades with Monardella hypoleuca subsp. hypoleuca.
Unabridged Note: Intergrades with Monardella palmeri in the vicinity of Cuesta Pass, San Luis Obispo Co. Branched hairs are also known from Monardella villosa in the vicinity of Hoopa Valley, Humboldt Co., vicinity of Dos Rios, Mendocino Co., and vicinity of Idria, San Benito Co., and in Monardella palmeri (bract marginal hairs). Branched hairs also occur in Monardella viridis in Sonoma Co., and occasionally in intergrades with Monardella hypoleuca in Santa Barbara Co.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell
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Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2016. Monardella villosa subsp. obispoensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=51628, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.