Herb: Coyote Mint
Latin name: Monardella villosa
Medicinal use of Coyote Mint:An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach aches.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry rocky or gravelly places below 900 metres in scrub and pine forests.
Edible parts of Coyote Mint: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.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. 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.
Cultivation of Coyote Mint:Dry rocky or gravelly places below 900 metres in scrub and pine forests.
Known hazards of Monardella villosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.