Latin name: Acanthomintha ilicifolia (A. Gray) A. Gray
Pronunciation: ak-an-tho-MIN-tha il-is-i-FO-lee-a
Common name: San Diego thornmint
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Habitat: Clay depressions on mesas and slopes, vernal pools, coastal sage scrub and chaparral, Otay Mesa, southwest San Diego County
Blooming period: April to May
Name derivations: 1) Acanthomintha 2) ilicifolia