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Shield-bracted Monkeyflower
Mimulus glaucescens
  
About Shield-bracted Monkeyflower (Mimulus glaucescens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus glaucescens is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name shieldbract monkeyflower. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the foothills of the southernmost Cascade Range and adjacent northernmost Sierra Nevada. It grows in moist areas, such as seeps. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the foothills of the southernmost Cascade Range and adjacent northernmost Sierra Nevada. It grows in moist areas, such as seeps. Mimulus glaucescens is an annual herb varying in maximum height from 6 to 80 centimeters. The stem is hairless and waxy. The oval to rounded leaves are up to 7 centimeters long and are sometimes borne on petioles. The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers with a distinctive pair of bracts completely fused around the stem to form a rounded disc up to 4. 5 centimeters wide. The flowers are up to 3. 5 centimeters long, spreading at the mouth into an upper lip with two notched lobes and a lower lip with three. The flower often has red spotting in the mouth.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.2 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


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

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 15.9" - 71.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 1.87", Coldest Month: 28.8" - 53.1", Hottest Month: 56.8" - 75.7", Humidity: 0.96" - 24.83", Elevation: 116" - 6488"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Shieldbract 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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