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Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower
Mimulus nanus
  
About Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Mimulus nanus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus nanus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name dwarf purple monkeyflower. It is native to California and the Northwestern United States to Montana. It grows in moist habitat, often in bare or disturbed soils. Mimulus nanus is a hairy annual herb growing at ground level or erect to 10 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged purple-green leaves are oval or oblong and up to 2. 5 centimeters long. Mimulus nanus is a hairy annual herb growing at ground level or erect to 10 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged purple-green leaves are oval or oblong and up to 2. 5 centimeters long. The tubular, wide-faced flower is usually magenta or purple with two yellow stripes in the mouth, but is occasionally all yellow. The flower is up to 2 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
4 - 6 in tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

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

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.0" - 133.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 4.52", Coldest Month: 18.8" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 38.1" - 76.3", Humidity: 0.37" - 30.39", Elevation: 376" - 13010"


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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