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Douglas' Pogogyne
Pogogyne douglasii
About Douglas' Pogogyne (Pogogyne douglasii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pogogyne douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name Douglas' mesa mint. It is endemic to central California, where it grows in vernal pools and similar grassland habitat in the coastal and inland mountain ranges and the Central Valley. This is an aromatic annual herb producing a sturdy, erect stem up to about 40 centimeters in maximum height. The flower cluster is a headlike cluster, each flower accompanied by long, pointed sepals lined densely with long, straight, white hairs. Each lipped tubular flower is 1 to 2 centimeters in length and mostly pinkish-purple with a white throat spotted with purple and sometimes yellow.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.8 - 1.5 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8*, 9*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Vernal pools, swales

Annual Precipitation: 11.8" - 63.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.86", Coldest Month: 39.6" - 52.7", Hottest Month: 61.7" - 77.4", Humidity: 0.08" - 25.56", Elevation: 3" - 5520"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Pogogyne douglasii ssp. douglasii
Common Names: Douglas' Mesa Mint, Douglas' Mesamint

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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