mountain pennyroyal aka mountain monardella south of Granite Pass and covered with trail dust
Just starting to bloom. Major nectar source for butterflies during late spring.
Monardella is a genus of twenty 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.