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Johnston's Monkeyflower
Mimulus johnstonii
  
About Johnston's Monkeyflower (Mimulus johnstonii) Nurseries Show All Photos Mimulus johnstonii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Johnston's monkeyflower. It is endemic to the Transverse Ranges of southern California, where it is known only from the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. It grows in rocky and disturbed habitat, such as roadsides and scree. It is endemic to the Transverse Ranges of southern California, where it is known only from the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. It grows in rocky and disturbed habitat, such as roadsides and scree. Mimulus johnstonii is an annual herb producing a thin, hairy stem up to about 20 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged pointed oval leaves are 1 to 3 centimeters in length. The tubular base of each flower is encapsulated in a reddish, hairy calyx of sepals with spreading, pointed lobes. The flower is dark pink to magenta in color with a yellow spot and usually two purple spots in its throat. It is up to 1. 5 centimeters long and has five lobes at its mouth.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.2 - 7.9 in (3 - 20.1 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, Red

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1159' - 10041'

Annual Precip. ?
6.9" - 49.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 3.05"

Coldest Month ?
33.4° F - 51.7° F

Hottest Month ?
53.4° F - 78.0° F

Humidity ?
1.20 vpd - 29.24 vpd

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

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available



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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