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Mondarella hypoleuca ssp. hypoleuca

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Mondarella hypoleuca
Mondarella hypoleuca

Species Name: Monardella hypoleuca
Common Name: Chaparral Mint

Native to the Santa Monica Mtns. Pleasant aroma. Leaves linear, green above, white and felt-like below.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Erect, open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Preference: Acidic and rocky
Water Requirements: Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: To 35 degrees
Flower Season: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: White-Pale Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Santa Barbara to Orange counties
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, woodland forest below 5,000'

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