Mountain Coyote Mint

Close up of purple Coyote Mint flowers. Cluster of purple Coyote Mint flowers.
Close up of purple Coyote Mint flowers.
Cluster of purple Coyote Mint flowers.

Mountain Coyote Mint - Monardella odoratissima 

Flowers pink, purple, lavender, or soft white, with woolly hairs on lobes of calyx. Grows in sagebrush and mountain forests at mid to high elevations. odoratissima means fragrant, sweet-smelling. 

A decoction of the stems and flowers was taken for indigestion and flatulence, colds and fevers, used as a wash or inflamed eyes, and used as a sweat and love medicine, a blood and general tonic, and the leaves and flowers were used to make a non-medicinal tea. During hunting, the plant was rubbed on lures, hooks, and traps to remove sent of humans. 



Last updated: November 30, 2017

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