Monardella lanceolata

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Monardella lanceolata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Monardella
Species: M. lanceolata
Binomial name
Monardella lanceolata
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Monardella lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common names mustang mint and mustang monardella. It is native to the mountains of California and Baja California, where it grows in chaparral, woodland, rocky slopes, and often disturbed habitat types.

Description[edit]

Monardella lanceolata is variable in appearance and sometimes divided into a number of indistinct varieties. In general, it is an annual herb producing a branching, purple stem with a coat of glandular hairs. The lance-shaped leaves are 3 or 4 centimeters long and oppositely arranged about the stem.

The inflorescence is a head of several flowers blooming in a cup of hairy, pointed, purple-tinged bracts. The flowers are purple in color and roughly 1.5 centimeters long.

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