Calflora
Taxon  Report   5508    
Mimulus douglasii  (Benth.) A. Gray  (no longer an active name; please see Diplacus douglasii)
Brownies,  Purple mouse ears
Mimulus douglasii
© 2015 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus douglasii
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Mimulus douglasii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Mimulus douglasii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Diplacus douglasii

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Mimulus douglasii
© 2009 Steve Tyron
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.7; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Diplacus douglasii

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eunanus douglasii
PLANTS: Eunanus subuniflorus
PLANTS: Mimulus atropurpureus
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NOTE: Mimulus douglasii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus douglasii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MIDO2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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