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Sticky Monkeyflower
Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens
About Sticky Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens) Nurseries Show All Photos Sticky Monkeyflower is a native shrub that grows in southern and central California. It tends to grow at elevations from 0-7500 feet. Has yellow to orange flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
0.33 - 3 ft (0.1 - 0.9 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer, Winter

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Flats and slopes with slightly more than normal moisture

Part Shade

Elevation ?
-62' - 9395'

Annual Precip. ?
3.6" - 71.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.71"

Coldest Month ?
23.8° F - 57.2° F

Hottest Month ?
51.0° F - 83.0° F

Humidity ?
0.65 vpd - 34.52 vpd

Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils as long as adequate drainage is provided


Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Mimulus longiflorus,Diplacus longiflorus,Diplacus aurantiacus var. pubescens

Common Names
Southern Bush 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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