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, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Monardella purpurea
© 2001 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
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
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).