Taxon  Report   53 
Acanthomintha obovata  Jepson  ssp. obovata 
San benito thorn mint
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata
© 2013 Chris Winchell
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Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata
© 2013 Chris Winchell
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata
© 2013 Chris Winchell
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata
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Genus: Acanthomintha
Parent Record Acanthomintha obovata
Chaparral, Valley Grassland
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.5 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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More information about  Acanthomintha obovata ssp. obovata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2017).

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