San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Gander's pitcher sage
Lepechinia ganderi

Kingdom Phylum Subphylum Class Order Suborder Family

Current distribution rangewide

Ranges from San Diego County to Baja California [1,2].

Known Populations in San Diego County

Eighteen occurrences on Conserved Lands found in MU3 (San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve, Otay Mountain Wilderness Area, and Otay Ranch Preserve).

List status


Habitat affinities

Grows in various foothill habitats such as closed-cone conifer forest, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and valley-foothill grasslands [1,2,3]. Gabbroic or metavolcanic soils [1].

Taxonomy and genetics

In the Lamiaceae family [1,2,3].

Life history demography

A perennial shrub [1].

Seasonal phenology

Blooms June to July [1,3].

Pollination seed dispersal

No information.


Threatened by development and low population size [1].

Gander's pitcher sage sources