Taxon  Report   5653 
Monardella purpurea  Howell
Serpentine monardella,  Siskiyou monardella
Monardella purpurea
© 2001 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
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Monardella purpurea
© 2006 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Monardella purpurea
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Monardella purpurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Monardella purpurea
© 2001 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Genus: Monardella
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.4 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Monardella neglecta
TJM2: Monardella odoratissima var. neglecta
TJM2 + PLANTS: Monardella villosa ssp. neglecta
TJM2: Monardella villosa var. neglecta
More information about  Monardella purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2018).

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