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

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Monardella purpurea
© 2006 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Monardella
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 4.4; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Monardella neglecta
ICPN: Monardella odoratissima var. neglecta
ICPN + PLANTS: Monardella villosa ssp. neglecta
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More information about  Monardella purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MOPU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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