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Labiatae: Monardella leucocephala

Robert F. Hoover


Monardella leucocephala var. Gray

Original Distribution

US, California, Merced and Stanislaus County


Growing in sandy soils in the valley and food hill grasslands, between 50-100 m altitude

Extinction Data

IUCN = N/a


Stems 15-20n cm, ash gray, hairy. Leaves lanceolate or oblong, hairy; veins obscure. Inflorescences head 10-15 mm wide, bracts ovate to obovate , short acuminate , white scarious , cross-veined few. Flower ; calyx stiff-hairy , lobes white tips recurved , awl-like, corolla 5-5.5 mm, white, tube barely exserted ; stamens included upper two sessile

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Robert F. Hoover

Collector Number


Date Collected

10th July 1938

Information Sources

Endangered and threatened plants of the united states. Smithsonian institution and World Wildlife fund. pp 67Hickman, J.C. (1993) The Jepson manual. University of California Press. Berkeley. Pp. 720.Smith, J.P. & Berg, K. (1988). Inventory of rare and endangered vascular plants of California. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento. Pp. 83.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK