Home
Advanced Search Map Locator View Settings
Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Botanical Name
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Parish's Monkeyflower
Mimulus parishii
  


About Parish's Monkeyflower (Mimulus parishii) Mimulus parishii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Parish's monkeyflower. It is native to the mountains and hills of the southern half of California, far western Nevada, and northern Baja California, where it grows in wet, sandy habitat such as streambanks. It is an annual herb growing 3 to over centimeters in maximum height with a stout, hairy stem. The oppositely arranged oval or widely lance-shaped leaves are up to 7.5 centimeters long. The narrow, tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals with pointed lobes. The five-lobed flower is white, often tinged with pink.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.1 - 2.8 ft (0.03 - 0.9 m)

Flower Color
Pink

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Wet, sandy streamsides

Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
506' - 8534'

Annual Precip. ?
4.9" - 34.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 2.70"

Coldest Month ?
32.7° F - 58.8° F

Hottest Month ?
58.2° F - 87.5° F

Humidity ?
2.52 vpd - 38.31 vpd

Drainage
Fast

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


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In