Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Monardella follettii.
Stebbins’ monardella is similar to Follett’s monardella, another very rare plant of the same general geographic area and habitat. They differ in that M. stebbinsii foliage is covered with dense, short, white hairs, giving the plants a feltlike texture. M. follettii has no or few hairs on its upper stems and leaves. Photo © Rick York and the California Native Plant Society.

Monardella follettii range map.
Monardella follettii range map.

Monardella stebbinsii, Stebbins’ monardella

Threats

  • Possibly threatened by mining, erosion, and transmission line construction.
  • Recent reports also mention erosion associated with timber harvest as a threat.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information

Monardella follettii.
Monardella follettii. Photo © Rick York and the California Native Plant Society.

Monardella follettii and Eriophyllum lanatum.
M. stebbinsii shares a crevice with Eriophyllum lanatum, woolly sunflower. Photo by Dr. Mark Brunell.

Monardella follettii habitat.
Habitat for this plant is steep serpentine scree and barren ledges, with little associated vegetation. Photo by Dr. Mark Brunell.