Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
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 stebbinsii, Stebbins’ monardella
- Possibly threatened by mining, erosion, and transmission line construction.
- Recent reports also mention erosion associated with timber harvest as a threat.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
Monardella follettii. Photo © Rick York and the California Native Plant Society.
M. stebbinsii shares a crevice with Eriophyllum lanatum, woolly sunflower. Photo by Dr. Mark Brunell.
Habitat for this plant is steep serpentine scree and barren ledges, with little associated vegetation. Photo by Dr. Mark Brunell.