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Broadtooth Monkeyflower
Mimulus latidens
About Broadtooth Monkeyflower (Mimulus latidens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus latidens is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name broadtooth monkeyflower. It is native to the valleys and coastal mountains of Northern through Southern California and of Baja California state in Mexico. It grows in seasonally moist areas, such as vernal pools. Mimulus latidens is an annual herb producing a thin, branching stem reaching a maximum height near 27 centimeters. The leaves are lance-shaped to oval, with some located in a basal rosette and smaller ones paired along the stem. The tubular base of each flower is encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals which swells as the fruit matures. The flower is up to a centimeter long, just a few millimeters wide at the mouth, and pink, white, or occasionally yellow in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

4 - 10.7 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Yellow

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 8 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 50.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 2.05", Coldest Month: 32.9" - 50.6", Hottest Month: 60.6" - 80.6", Humidity: 1.02" - 27.91", Elevation: 13" - 4696"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Broad-toothed Monkeyflower

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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