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Mojave Monardella
Monardella exilis
About Mojave Monardella (Monardella exilis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Monardella exilis, with the common names Mojave monardella and desert monardella, is an annual plant in the Monardella genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). The plant is endemic to California, in the Mojave Desert and southern Sierra Nevada. It grows at 600-2,100 metres (2,000-6,900 ft) in elevation. In the Antelope Valley it is found in Desert scrub and Joshua tree woodland habitats. In the Sierra it is also found in pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla) woodlands. Monardella exilis is an annual herb, growing 6-30 centimetres (2. 4-11. 8 in) in height. It has white flowers with green with purple tinges, during a bloom period from April to September.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

2.4 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, White, Green

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.4" - 44.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.28" - 1.32", Coldest Month: 34.6" - 53.8", Hottest Month: 57.4" - 83.8", Humidity: 3.05" - 37.31", Elevation: 1659" - 6879"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Desert Monardella

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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