Species Details

Monardella mojavensis

Granite Mountains monardella

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Scientific Name:
Monardella mojavensis Elvin & A.C. Sanders
Common Name:
Granite Mountains monardella
Family: Lamiaceae
Element Code: PDLAM181A0
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: shrub
Blooming Period: May-Aug
800 - 1700 meters
2625 - 5580 feet
General Habitats:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
Microhabitat Details: washes and adjacent fans, rarely on limestone, Bajadas
  • Carbonate (rarely)
  • Granitic (usually)
  • Gravelly
  • Rocky
  • Sandy
  • Slopes
  • Washes
Plants in Ord Mtns. are now placed in M. boydii. Taxonomy of plants in New York Mtns. is problematic (closer to M. eremicola?), and plants in Sheep Hole Mtns. are intermediate with M. robisonii. Plants from s NV (Newberry Mtns.), included in original description, may be undescribed.
Total Occurrences: 24
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 1 0 0 0 23
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 11
Recent <=20 Years 13
Presumed Extant 24
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)?
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bighorn Basin (3411576), Brown Buttes (3411566), Budweiser Wash (3411577), Cowhole Mountain (3511518), East of Siberia (3411567), Fountain Peak (3411585), Old Dad Mtn. (3511517), Old Woman Statue (3411552), Painted Rock Wash (3411551), West of Budweiser Wash (3411578)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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CNPS Status Review: Proposed Addition to California Rare Plant Rank 1B.3, G2 / S2
Original Description: Novon 19(3): 333 (2009)