This Monardella is a fuzzy little perennial with large pale pinkish lavender flowers that are relished by butterflies, and occasionally a hummingbird that's looking for a breath freshener. Smells like toothpaste. Grows in serpentine, heavy adobe, red clays, but also does fine in our decomposed granite.
Monardella villosa var. obispoensis tolerates clay.
Monardella villosa var. obispoensis is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Monardella villosa var. obispoensis has color gray, is evergreen, has fragrance and is edible.
Flower of Monardella villosa var. obispoensis has color violet and has a fragrance.
Communities for Monardella villosa var. obispoensis:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Central Oak Woodland.