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Monardella villosa - Benth.

Common Name Coyote Mint, Robust coyote mint, San Luis Obispo coyote mint
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry rocky or gravelly places below 900 metres in scrub and pine forests[71].
Range South-western N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Monardella villosa Coyote Mint, Robust coyote mint, San Luis Obispo coyote mint


Monardella villosa Coyote Mint, Robust coyote mint, San Luis Obispo coyote mint

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Monardella villosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

The fresh or dried aromatic leaves and flower heads are steeped in cold water (but should not be boiled) to make a refreshing clear tea. It has a sweet spicy aroma and a slightly bitter mint-like flavour[183].

Medicinal Uses



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Stomachic.

An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach aches[257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a moist but well-drained sandy soil[1, 200]. Requires a sunny position[200]. Strongly resents winter wet[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of semi-ripe shoots, July in a frame[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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