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Pogogyne clareana

Pogogyne clareana J.T. Howell

Santa Lucia Mint, Santa Lucia Mesa-mint, Clare's Pogogyne

Lamiaceae (Mint family)


USDA Symbol: POCL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in California where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Creek beds, swales, vernal pools.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pogogyne clareana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pogogyne clareana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pogogyne clareana


Record Modified: 2021-05-21
Research By: CBR

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