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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Monardella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Monardella mojavensis Elvin & A.C. Sanders
Habit: Subshrub to shrub. Stem: 30--60 cm, erect, many-branched distally, gray to silvery, finely densely puberulent, partially obscuring surface. Leaf: 8--20 mm, 2--4 mm wide, narrowly elliptic, acute, gray-green or silvery, scented. Inflorescence: open compound cyme; flower clusters 3--7 per main stem, 10--20 mm wide; bracts 10--11 mm, 2--5 mm wide, exceeding calyx, narrowly ovate, acuminate, outermost generally green and leaf-like, becoming pale and scarious inward. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, lobes acute, spreading glandular-puberulent; corolla 10--11 mm, white with purple markings, appearing lavender, puberulent, tube > calyx.
Ecology: Mixed desert and desert riparian scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland, coarse, rocky slopes, including granitics, occasionally limestone; Elevation: 800--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMtns, including edges (Old Woman, Granite, Old Dad, Providence mtns); Distribution Outside California: southwestern Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Plants in Sheephole Mountains have characteristics intermediate with those of Monardella robisonii.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Monardella macrantha subsp. macrantha
Next taxon: Monardella nana
Citation for this treatment: Andrew C. Sanders, Mark A. Elvin & Mark S. Brunell 2016. Monardella mojavensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91103, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.