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Montia-like Monkeyflower
Mimulus montioides
  
About Montia-like Monkeyflower (Mimulus montioides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus montioides is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name montia-like monkeyflower. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and its foothills in California, and it has been observed in the mountains near Carson City, Nevada. It grows in moist areas in the mountains and disturbed, rocky soils. It is a hairy annual herb growing up to about 18 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged leaves are linear in shape and up to 3 centimeters long. The tubular, wide-faced flower may be yellow, purple, or bicolored, and some populations have more than one color type. The face of the flower is divided into five lobes, each of which may be subdivided into two lobes. It is a hairy annual herb growing up to about 18 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged leaves are linear in shape and up to 3 centimeters long. The tubular, wide-faced flower may be yellow, purple, or bicolored, and some populations have more than one color type. The face of the flower is divided into five lobes, each of which may be subdivided into two lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
7.1 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


 

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

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.7" - 65.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 2.55", Coldest Month: 20.0" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 45.3" - 78.3", Humidity: 0.69" - 28.94", Elevation: 689" - 11119"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mointain 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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