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Santa Lucia Mint
Pogogyne clareana
About Santa Lucia Mint (Pogogyne clareana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pogogyne clareana is a rare species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name Santa Lucia mint. It is endemic to Monterey, California, where it is known only from about fifty occurrences all located within the bounds of Fort Hunter Liggett, a US Army training facility. The local habitat is made up of chaparral and oak woodland with occasional vernal pools and summer-dry creek beds. This is a small, aromatic annual herb producing slender, erect stems 15 to 25 centimeters tall. Stems are topped with small but showy inflorescences containing hairy sepals and lipped, funnel-shaped flowers in shades of pinkish-purple with purple-spotted white throats. They have a strong mint scent. The plants flower for about two weeks in June, and each produces a single seed.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

5.9 - 9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.6" - 40.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.35" - 0.82", Coldest Month: 41.2" - 47.7", Hottest Month: 67.5" - 76.4", Humidity: 1.15" - 23.99", Elevation: 1053" - 3165"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Clare's Pogogyne

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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