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Yellow-lip Pansy Monkeyflower
Mimulus pulchellus
About Yellow-lip Pansy Monkeyflower (Mimulus pulchellus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus pulchellus is an uncommon species of monkeyflower known by the common name yellowlip pansy monkeyflower. Mimulus pulchellus is a petite annual herb growing in small tufts or patches on the ground with hardly any stem. The oppositely arranged leaves are linear in shape and up to 3. 5 centimeters long. The flower is 2 to 4 centimeters long and funnel-shaped, with a very narrow tubular base and very wide mouth. The flower is divided into an upper lip with two lobes and a lower with three. It is bicolored, the upper lip lavender to purple and the lower lip golden yellow; sometimes only the wide middle lobe of the lower lip is yellow. The hairy mouth of the flower is usually spotted and speckled with purple. Mimulus pulchellus is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, where it can be found at vernal pools, meadows, and other wet, open habitat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.36 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow

Wildlife Supported

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

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 20.8" - 48.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.54" - 1.38", Coldest Month: 34.2" - 45.8", Hottest Month: 59.6" - 72.7", Humidity: 1.50" - 22.35", Elevation: 2208" - 6217"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Yellowlip Pansy 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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