Monardella linoides is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name flaxleaf monardella.
It grows in many types of habitat from the Mojave Desert, through chaparral and woodlands in the Peninsular Ranges and Transverse Ranges, to subalpine forests in the Southern and Eastern Sierra Nevada.
Monardella linoides is a gray-green perennial herb producing a slender erect stem up to about 50 centimeters in maximum height. The linear to oval leaves are 1 to 4 centimeters long and coated in grayish hairs. The inflorescence is a head of several flowers blooming in a cup of pale whitish or pink-tinged papery bracts 2 or 3 centimeters wide. The flowers are just over a centimeter long and light purple in color.
- Monardella linoides ssp. anemonoides — endemic to the Southern Sierra Nevada.
- Monardella linoides ssp. erecta — endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains.
- Monardella linoides ssp. linoides
- Monardella linoides ssp. oblonga — endemic to the San Emigdio Mountains and Southern Sierra.
- Monardella linoides ssp. sierrae — Narrow leaved monardella, endemic to the Sierra Nevada.
- Monardella linoides ssp. stricta — endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains.
- Monardella linoides ssp. viminea — reclassified as Monardella viminea, a federally listed endangered species.
- Calflora: Monardella linoides
- Calflora: Monardella linoides ssp. anemonoides
- Calflora: Monardella linoides ssp. erecta
- Calflora: Monardella linoides ssp. sierrae
- Calflora: Monardella linoides ssp. stricta
- California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile: Monardella viminea Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Calflora Database: Monardella linoides (Flax like monardella)
- Jepson Manual eFlora (TJM2) treatment of Monardella linoides
- USDA Plants Profile for Monardella linoides
- The Nature Conservancy
- Monardella linoides − UC Photos gallery
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