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Cusick's Monkeyflower
Mimulus cusickii
  
About Cusick's Monkeyflower (Mimulus cusickii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus cusickii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Cusick's monkeyflower. It is native to the western United States, where it can be found in parts of the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin. It grows in moist spots in bare and scrubby habitat, rocky slopes and plateau. This is a hairy annual herb producing an erect stem up to about 24 centimeters tall. The pointed oval leaves are up to about 4. 5 centimeters long, the herbage green to reddish in color. The tubular base of the flower corolla is encapsulated in a hairy calyx of sepals with unequal pointed lobes at its mouth. The corolla is 2 to 3 centimeters long and pink in color with yellow blotches in the throat. This is a hairy annual herb producing an erect stem up to about 24 centimeters tall. The pointed oval leaves are up to about 4. 5 centimeters long, the herbage green to reddish in color. The tubular base of the flower corolla is encapsulated in a hairy calyx of sepals with unequal pointed lobes at its mouth. The corolla is 2 to 3 centimeters long and pink in color with yellow blotches in the throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.2 - 9.5 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: 14.7" - 22.3", Summer Precipitation: 1.05" - 1.49", Coldest Month: 31.9" - 34.7", Hottest Month: 57.5" - 61.1", Humidity: 2.12" - 16.18", Elevation: 4889" - 5785"


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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