It is endemic to California, where it is known from the Central Coast Ranges, the Transverse Ranges, and other coastal mountain ranges in the central and southern parts of the state. It can also be found in maritime coastal habitat, such as the canyons of the Channel Islands.
This mint produces an erect stem up to about 80 centimeters tall. It is coated in rough and soft hairs, some glandular. The hairy, glandular leaves are up to 18 centimeters long, borne in opposite pairs along the stem. The hairy, glandular inflorescence is made up of interrupted clusters of six flowers each. The flower has a tubular pink corolla up to a centimeter long borne in a hairy calyx of sepals.
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