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Small-flowered Monkeyflower
Mimulus inconspicuus
About Small-flowered Monkeyflower (Mimulus inconspicuus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus inconspicuus is an uncommon species of monkeyflower known by the common name smallflower monkeyflower. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Sierra Nevada foothills. It grows mainly in moist areas with partial shade. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Sierra Nevada foothills. It grows mainly in moist areas with partial shade. Mimulus inconspicuus is an annual herb producing a thin but elongated and sometimes branching stem up to 30 centimeters long. The leaves are oval in shape, the largest ones up to 4 centimeters long and arranged in a basal rosette, and smaller ones located in pairs along the stem. The tubular throat of the flower is encapsulated in a calyx of sepals which swells as the fruits mature. The pink flower is up to about 1. 5 centimeters long and wide, its face divided into five notched lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.2 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

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: 13.1" - 60.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 1.54", Coldest Month: 28.2" - 50.9", Hottest Month: 49.8" - 77.9", Humidity: 1.60" - 25.97", Elevation: 614" - 10807"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Kings River Monkeyflower, Smallflower 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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