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Mimulus bicolor
About Yellow (Mimulus bicolor) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus bicolor is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name yellow and white monkeyflower. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the mountains and foothills from the Klamath Range through the Sierra to the Tehachapi Mountains. It grows in moist or wet areas, often on clay soils. This is an annual herb producing a hairy, erect stem 4 to 27 centimeters tall. The linear to nearly oval leaves are each up to 3 centimeters long and arranged in opposite pairs about the stem. The tubular base of the flower is surrounded by a reddish-green freckled calyx of sepals with small, pointed lobes. The flower corolla is one to two centimeters long and divided into two lips. These vary in color but often the upper lip is white and the lower is yellow. The upper lip has two lobes, the lower three, and each lobe has two sub-lobes at its tip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 10.7 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Yellow, Green, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 9 likely * ) SHOW ALL

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

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.6" - 82.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.37" - 2.93", Coldest Month: 28.0" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 55.2" - 77.6", Humidity: 0.57" - 25.16", Elevation: 199" - 7211"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Yellow And White 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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