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Slender-stemmed Monkeyflower
Mimulus filicaulis
About Slender-stemmed Monkeyflower (Mimulus filicaulis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus filicaulis, known by the common name Slender-stemmed monkeyflower, is a species of monkeyflower. Mimulus filicaulis can carpet an area with its low-lying pink blooms. This is a hairy annual herb producing a thin, erect stem up to about 30 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged linear to oval leaves are up to about 2 centimeters long. The tubular base of the flower is encapsulated in a ribbed, red-dotted calyx of sepals with pointed lobes. The corolla of the flower is not distinctly divided into an upper and lower lip, but it has five rounded, notched lobes. The corolla is pink with a deeper pink to purple throat with a prominent yellow spot on the raised folds of the lower lobes. Mimulus filicaulis is endemic to California, where it is known only from the High Sierra Nevada of Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties. Its habitat includes moist areas such as mountain meadows and habitat with disturbed soil.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple, Red

Wildlife Supported


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

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.5" - 52.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 2.08", Coldest Month: 30.1" - 47.8", Hottest Month: 54.2" - 76.3", Humidity: 1.20" - 25.05", Elevation: 745" - 7697"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Slenderstem 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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