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Noun1.Monardella - a genus of fragrant herbs of the family Labiatae in the western United StatesMonardella - a genus of fragrant herbs of the family Labiatae in the western United States
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
Monardella lanceolata, mustang mint - fragrant California annual herb having lanceolate leaves and clusters of rose-purple flowers
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Set out 4-inch pots of native annuals such as unusually colored or ruffled varieties of California poppies, farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), and annual lupine, plus perennials such as California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), coyote mint (Monardella villosa), and Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa).
On the slope above a black poplar woodland, you might spot the rare and endangered purple-flowered dune mint (Monardella crispa), softleafed paintbrush (Castilleja mollis), or Nipomo mesa lupine, or the rare (but not endangered) sand almond or dune malacothrix.