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Wide Throated Yellow Monkeyflower
Mimulus brevipes
  
About Wide Throated Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus brevipes) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus brevipes is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name widethroat yellow monkeyflower. It is native to the mountains and foothills of southern California and Baja California, where it grows in chaparral, especially open areas such as those recently cleared by wildfire. This is a hairy annual herb producing an erect stem reaching maximum heights anywhere between 5 and 80 centimeters tall. The paired opposite leaves are lance-shaped to oval and are up to 9 centimeters long. The tubular throat of the flower is encapsulated in a hairy calyx of sepals up to 2.5 centimeters long with pointed tips, some longer than others. The bright yellow flower corolla is up to 3 centimeters long with five lobes at the mouth, two on the upper lip and three on the lower.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.16 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

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

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8, 9, 10, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open slopes, burned places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 53.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 3.19", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 56.2", Hottest Month: 49.2" - 82.9", Humidity: 0.93" - 34.31", Elevation: 33" - 9504"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Diplacus brevipes
Common Names: Wide-throated Yellow Monkey-flower, Widethroat Yellow 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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