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Acanthomintha lanceolata

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About Santa Clara Thornmint (Acanthomintha lanceolata) Acanthomintha lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name Santa Clara thornmint. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several counties surrounding and south of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an uncommon resident of rocky habitat in coastal and inland mountain ranges. This is a small, hairy annual herb growing to about 30 centimeters in maximum height. It is coated in glandular hairs and it has an unpleasant scent. The oval-shaped, toothed leaves are 1 to 2 centimeters long and have spiny, glandular surfaces.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
4 - 11.8 in (10.2 - 30 cm)

Flower Color
White, Lavender

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
89' - 5471'

Annual Precip. ?
7.7" - 29.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.19" - 1.08"

Coldest Month ?
34.0° F - 50.8° F

Hottest Month ?
61.7° F - 78.3° F

Humidity ?
1.12 vpd - 26.28 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Santa Clara Thorn-mint

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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