Monardella villosa is a plant in the mint family which is known by the common name coyote mint.
This is a perennial wildflower found only in California, except for one subspecies which sometimes occurs in Oregon. It grows in habitats of the California chaparral and woodlands in the California Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills.
The flowers are attractive to butterflies, with the nectar providing a food source for them.
Monardella villosa is cultivated in by specialty plant nurseries and available as an ornamental plant for native plant, drought tolerant, natural landscape, and habitat gardens; and for ecological restoration projects.
Media related to Monardella villosa at Wikimedia Commons
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Monardella villosa
- USDA Plants Profile: Monardella villosa
- U.Michigan: Ethnobotany - Monardella villosa
- Monardella villosa - Photo gallery
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