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Larger Mountain Monkeyflower
Mimulus tilingii
About Larger Mountain Monkeyflower (Mimulus tilingii) Nurseries Show All Photos Mimulus tilingii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Tiling's monkeyflower. It is native to much of western North America, from Alaska to California to New Mexico, where it grows in moist and wet habitat, such as streambanks and mountain meadows. This plant is often nearly impossible to distinguish from its common relative, Mimulus guttatus, as their characteristics can intergrade. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing 2 to 35 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged oval leaves may be several centimeters long and some are borne on short petioles. The yellow flower may be over 4 centimeters long, its narrow tubular throat opening into a wide, two-lipped mouth. The base of the flower tube is encapsulated in a calyx of sepals with uneven lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.07 - 1.2 ft (0.02 - 0.37 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Seeps, streamsides, wet meadows


Elevation ?
494' - 14460'

Annual Precip. ?
9.2" - 109.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 3.91"

Coldest Month ?
17.9° F - 48.4° F

Hottest Month ?
38.4° F - 74.1° F

Humidity ?
0.59 vpd - 23.63 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1*, 2*, 3*, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Other Names
Botanical Names
Mimulus tilingii var. tilingii

Common Names
Subalpine Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower, Tiling's 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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