Taxon  Report   52    
Acanthomintha obovata  Jeps.  ssp. cordata  Jokerst
Heart leaved thorn mint,  Heartleaf thorn mint
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
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Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata
© 2016 Keir Morse
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata
© 2016 Keir Morse
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata
© 2016 Keir Morse
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland

Habitat: openings

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Acanthomintha obovata ssp. cordata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 19, 2019).