Taxon  Report   5507 
Mimulus diffusus  Grant
Palomar monkeyflower
Mimulus diffusus
© 2015 Ron Wolf
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Mimulus diffusus
© 2015 Ron Wolf
Mimulus diffusus
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Mimulus diffusus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Mimulus diffusus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Mimulus
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS
TJM2 accepted name: Mimulus palmeri
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Mimulus grantianus
More information about  Mimulus diffusus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 20, 2018).

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