Color: White to pale pink
Common name: Parish's monkeyflower
Latin name: Mimulus parishii
Height: 1-33 inches
Description: It is an annual herb with a stout, hairy stem. The narrow, tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals with pointed lobes. The five-lobed flower is white, often tinged with pink.
Leaf: The oppositely arranged oval or widely lance-shaped leaves are up to 7.5 cm long.
Range: s Sierra Nevada, Southwestern California (and adjacent w Desert), n&e Desert Mountains (Granite, New York, Panamint mtns)
Habitat: Uncommon. Wet, sandy streamsides
Elevation: < 2100 m.
Flowering time: May–Aug
Notes: Mimulus parishii is a dicot that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders. This photo was taken on July 2, 2006 in Whitewater Canyon, Riverside County, California.
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