Lepechinia ganderi

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Lepechinia ganderi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lepechinia
Species: L. ganderi
Binomial name
Lepechinia ganderi
Epling

Lepechinia ganderi is a rare species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name San Diego pitcher sage. It is known from only a few populations in northern Baja California and southern San Diego County, California, where it grows in the chaparral of the Peninsular Ranges.

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Lepechinia ganderi is an aromatic shrub with slender branches coated in rough hairs and resin glands. The leaves are lance-shaped and sometimes have toothed edges.

The raceme inflorescence bears flowers on short pedicels. Each flower has a base of long, pointed sepals below a white to light lavender tubular corolla. The flower is lipped at the mouth.

The small, dark, hairless fruit develops attached to the sepals once the corolla falls.

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