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Coastal Monkeyflower
Mimulus dentatus
  


About Coastal Monkeyflower (Mimulus dentatus) Mimulus dentatus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name coastal monkeyflower. It is native to the western coast of North America from British Columbia to northern California, where it grows in moist habitat. It is a hairy rhizomatous perennial herb producing an upright stem up to about 40 centimeters tall. The veined oval leaves are up to about 7 centimeters long and oppositely arranged about the stem. The tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals with pointed lobes at its mouth. The funnel-shaped yellow corolla is up to 4 centimeters long with a wide mouth divided into two lobes on the upper lip and three on the lower. It is a hairy rhizomatous perennial herb producing an upright stem up to about 40 centimeters tall. The veined oval leaves are up to about 7 centimeters long and oppositely arranged about the stem. The tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals with pointed lobes at its mouth. The funnel-shaped yellow corolla is up to 4 centimeters long with a wide mouth divided into two lobes on the upper lip and three on the lower.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.8 - 1.5 ft (0.24 - 0.46 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Spring, Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
9' - 2346'

Annual Precip. ?
41.8" - 74.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.85" - 2.23"

Coldest Month ?
43.4° F - 46.9° F

Hottest Month ?
59.0° F - 68.4° F

Humidity ?
0.14 vpd - 16.78 vpd

Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Moderate - High
Extremely Low
Very Low
Low
Moderate - High


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

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Tooth-leaved 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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