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Wingstem Monkeyflower
Mimulus alsinoides
About Wingstem Monkeyflower (Mimulus alsinoides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus alsinoides is a species of monkeyflower known by the common names wingstem monkeyflower and chickweed monkeyflower. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to the Klamath Mountains of far northern California, where it grows in moist and wet wooded habitat, such as moss beds and rocky streambanks. Mimulus alsinoides is an annual herb producing an erect stem up to about 15 centimeters tall. The oval green to red-tinged leaves are slightly to obviously toothed. Less than 2 centimeters long with 3 to 5 prominent veins on the upper surface, they are oppositely arranged about the small stem. Each flower arises on an erect reddish pedicel. The base of the flower is surrounded by a slightly hairy red calyx of sepals. The yellow corolla of the flower has two lobes on its upper lip and three on its lower. The lower lip has a large red spot and there are usually other red marks in the corolla. The fruit is a small capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

5.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

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

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 47.7" - 112.0", Summer Precipitation: 1.32" - 3.96", Coldest Month: 39.0" - 44.8", Hottest Month: 57.0" - 71.5", Humidity: 0.81" - 20.47", Elevation: 746" - 5102"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Chickweed 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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