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Egg Lake Monkeyflower
Mimulus pygmaeus
About Egg Lake Monkeyflower (Mimulus pygmaeus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus pygmaeus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Egg Lake monkeyflower. It is native to northeastern California and adjacent sections of Oregon, where it grows in sagebrush and wet, open habitat in scrub, forest, and woodland. Once thought to be extremely rare and vulnerable, the plant is actually locally common in areas where the soil has been recently disturbed, allowing a probably large seed bank to germinate. Despite its annual population sometimes running into the millions, the plant is threatened when large-scale disturbances occur. This is a petite annual herb forming dense tufts often just a few millimeters high. The lightly hairy oval or widely lance-shaped leaves are up to 1. 5 centimeters long. The yellow flower is no more than a centimeter long, its tubular base encapsulated in a hairy calyx of sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.36 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 6 likely * ) SHOW ALL

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

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.2" - 39.9", Summer Precipitation: 1.05" - 2.42", Coldest Month: 25.5" - 35.5", Hottest Month: 58.8" - 64.5", Humidity: 0.43" - 18.08", Elevation: 3650" - 6000"

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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