ID by Ken Owen (Channel Islands Restoration) and Steve Junak (Santa Barbara Botanic Garden)
Giant Sequoia National Monument Butterfly Count
29 June 2014
Pennyroyal/Mountain Coyote Mint near Green lake Hoover Wilderness CA
San Diego County, California, US
Smells so good!
Monardella is a genus of 28 species of annual and perennial plants native to western North America. They are grown for their highly aromatic foliage, which in some species is used for herbal teas. The 2-lipped, tubular flowers are formed in terminal clusters and are most usually red, pink, or purple in color.