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Green Monardella
Monardella viridis
  
About Green Monardella (Monardella viridis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Monardella viridis is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the mint family which is endemic to California. The plant has a disjunct distribution, its two subspecies separated by several hundred miles. The green monardella, ssp. viridis, is limited to the North Coast Ranges north of the San Francisco Bay Area, while the rock monardella, ssp. saxicola, is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains of the Los Angeles Area. The plant has a disjunct distribution, its two subspecies separated by several hundred miles. The green monardella, ssp. viridis, is limited to the North Coast Ranges north of the San Francisco Bay Area, while the rock monardella, ssp. saxicola, is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains of the Los Angeles Area. In general, Monardella viridis is a perennial herb producing a hairy erect or decumbent stem lined with pairs of oval leaves with woolly undersides. The inflorescence is a head of several flowers blooming in a small cup of rough-haired, leaflike bracts. The light pink or purple flowers are between 1 and 2 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 25.5" - 63.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.35" - 1.64", Coldest Month: 34.0" - 51.8", Hottest Month: 56.0" - 76.1", Humidity: 1.05" - 23.71", Elevation: 320" - 6102"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Green Mountainbalm


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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