Taxon  Report   5647    
Monardella odoratissima  Benth.
Desert mint,  Mountain monardella
Monardella odoratissima
© 2004 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Monardella odoratissima
© 2003 Michael Charters
Monardella odoratissima
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Monardella odoratissima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Monardella odoratissima
© 2018 Karen Scheuermann
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Monardella odoratissima var. ovata
ICPN: Monardella ovata
More information about  Monardella odoratissima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).