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Little Redstem Monkeyflower
Mimulus rubellus
About Little Redstem Monkeyflower (Mimulus rubellus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mimulus rubellus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name little redstem monkeyflower. It is native to western North America, including the southwestern United States to Wyoming and Texas, and into Baja California. It is native to western North America, including the southwestern United States to Wyoming and Texas, and into Baja California. Mimulus rubellus is an annual herb growing 2 to 32 centimeters tall with a very slender, red stem. The oppositely arranged oval leaves are up to 3 centimeters long and lance-shaped to oval, the lower ones borne on short petioles. The herbage is usually lightly hairy and green to reddish in color. The petite tubular flower is no more than a centimeter long, the base of its tube encapsulated in a narrow, ribbed calyx of sepals. The flower may be yellow or pink in color and the mouth of the flower is usually dotted with red or purple.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.07 - 1.1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Pink, Red, Purple

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: 5.3" - 71.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.45" - 4.12", Coldest Month: 22.2" - 51.4", Hottest Month: 39.4" - 77.2", Humidity: 1.03" - 29.30", Elevation: 1150" - 13241"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Red Monkeyflower, Redstem Monkey-flower

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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