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Robison's Monardella
Monardella robisonii
About Robison's Monardella (Monardella robisonii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Monardella robisonii is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, known by the common name Robison's monardella. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from sky island habitats in the Mojave Desert mountains, primarily within areas of Joshua Tree National Park and of lower elevations in Sand to Snow National Monument. It is found among granite boulders in the Desert chaparral and Pinyon-juniper woodland plant communities. Where ranges overlap, it can intergrade with Monardella linoides or Monardella mojavensis. Monardella robisonii is a perennial herb producing an erect, hairy, grayish stem 5-50 cm (2. 0-19. 7 in) tall, lined with pairs of widely lance-shaped leaves. The inflorescence is a head of several pale pink flowers blooming in a cup of pinkish or brownish bracts. Its bloom period is June to September.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.16 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Pink, Brown

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.5" - 8.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.66" - 1.72", Coldest Month: 43.3" - 50.6", Hottest Month: 69.9" - 78.6", Humidity: 4.70" - 30.34", Elevation: 2787" - 5426"

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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