Suksdorf's Monkeyflower

Mimulus suksdorfii

Mimulus suksdorfii

Color: Yellow

Common name: Suksdorf's monkeyflower

Latin name: Mimulus suksdorfii


Height: .2-4 inches

Description: Mimulus suksdorfii is a minutely hairy annual, with a yellow corolla, 0.3–1 mm lobes and a 4–6 mm tube-throat.

Leaf: The 4–23 mm leaves are linear to egg-shaped which narrowly sheath the stem.

Range: n Desert Mountains (Grapevine Mtns, Inyo Co.), High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Western Transverse Ranges, San Bernardino Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains, n East of Sierra Nevada (Sweetwater Mtns)

Habitat: Moist, generally clay soils in ± full sun

Elevation: 1100–4000 m.

Flowering time: May–Aug

Notes: Mimulus suksdorfii is a dicot that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. This photo was taken on May 12, 2005 in the San Bernardino County, California.

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