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Thickleaf Monardella
Monardella hypoleuca
About Thickleaf Monardella (Monardella hypoleuca) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Monardella hypoleuca is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, known by the common names thickleaf monardella and white leaf monardella. It is endemic to southern California, It grows on the coastal hills and slopes of the Peninsular Ranges and Transverse Ranges, in chaparral and oak woodland habitats of the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion. Monardella hypoleuca is a perennial herb producing an erect, purple stem coated in short hairs. The green, lance-shaped to oval leaves are oppositely arranged about the stem and have woolly white undersides. The inflorescence is a head of several flowers blooming in a cup of woolly-haired purplish bracts 2 to 4 centimeters wide. The flowers are roughly 1. 5 centimeters long and white or purple-tinged. Subspecies. Subspecies include:Monardella hypoleuca subsp. hypoleuca - endemic from Orange County north to Santa Barbara County. Monardella hypoleuca ssp. intermedia - endemic to the Santa Ana Mountains. Monardella hypoleuca ssp. lanata - feltleaf monardella, endemic to the Peninsular Ranges including the Cuyamaca Mountains, within San Diego County.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.33 - 1.8 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 6 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.6" - 36.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 1.77", Coldest Month: 41.9" - 54.6", Hottest Month: 66.3" - 79.3", Humidity: 1.07" - 26.19", Elevation: 36" - 4988"

Alternative Names
Common Names: White Leaf 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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