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Rockjasmine Monkeyflower
Mimulus androsaceus
  
About Rockjasmine Monkeyflower (Mimulus androsaceus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus androsaceus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name rockjasmine monkeyflower. It is endemic to California, where its distribution spans between the Coast Ranges north of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Mojave Desert, and the Transverse Ranges and Peninsular Ranges. It is endemic to California, where its distribution spans between the Coast Ranges north of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Mojave Desert, and the Transverse Ranges and Peninsular Ranges. It grows in moist or wet areas in many types of habitat. Mimulus androsaceus is a petite annual herb producing a hair-thin, erect stem just a few centimeters tall. Its herbage is mostly red to greenish in color, the paired tiny leaves sheathing the stem at midpoint. The tubular base of the flower is surrounded by a slightly hairy red calyx of sepals. The flower corolla is pink to reddish-purple with darker spots in the throat, and just a few millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.2 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Green, Red

Wildlife Supported
 


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

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.7" - 49.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 2.83", Coldest Month: 31.0" - 50.1", Hottest Month: 56.4" - 76.1", Humidity: 0.51" - 27.32", Elevation: 346" - 8079"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Androsace 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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