Taxon  Report   5519 
Mimulus guttatus  DC.
Seep monkey flower,  Yellow monkey flower
Mimulus guttatus
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
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Mimulus guttatus
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Mimulus guttatus
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Mimulus guttatus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Mimulus guttatus
© 2001 George W. Hartwell
Family: PHRYMACEAE   (PLANTS: SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Genus: Mimulus
Communities:
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Erythranthe guttata
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Mimulus unimaculatus
PLANTS: Mimulus lyratus
PLANTS: Mimulus luteus var. gracilis
PLANTS: Mimulus luteus var. depauperatus
PLANTS: Mimulus longulus
PLANTS: Mimulus laxus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. platyphyllus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. nasutus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. minimus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. microphyllus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. insignis
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. guttatus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. grandis
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. californicus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. arvensis
PLANTS: Mimulus maguirei
PLANTS: Mimulus marmoratus
PLANTS: Mimulus thermalis
PLANTS: Mimulus tenellus
PLANTS: Mimulus subreniformis
PLANTS: Mimulus sookensis
PLANTS: Mimulus scouleri
PLANTS: Mimulus rivularis
PLANTS: Mimulus puncticalyx
PLANTS: Mimulus puberulus
PLANTS: Mimulus procerus
PLANTS: Mimulus prionophyllus
PLANTS: Mimulus petiolaris
PLANTS: Mimulus pardalis
PLANTS: Mimulus paniculatus
PLANTS: Mimulus nasutus var. micranthus
PLANTS: Mimulus micranthus
PLANTS: Mimulus langsdorffii var. argutus
PLANTS: Mimulus hirsutus
PLANTS: Mimulus arvensis
PLANTS: Mimulus bakeri
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. haidensis
PLANTS: Mimulus brachystylis
PLANTS: Mimulus clementinus
PLANTS: Mimulus cordatus
PLANTS: Mimulus grandis
PLANTS: Mimulus grandiflorus
PLANTS: Mimulus glareosus
PLANTS: Mimulus glabratus var. ascendens
PLANTS: Mimulus cuspidata
PLANTS: Mimulus equinnus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. scouleri
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. arvensis
PLANTS: Mimulus hallii
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. puberulus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. nasutus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. microphyllus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. lyratus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. laxus
PLANTS: Mimulus decorus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. insignis
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. hallii
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. grandis
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. gracilis
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. depauperatus
PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus var. decorus
TJM2: Mimulus cupriphilus
TJM2: Mimulus glabratus ssp. utahensis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus nasutus
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. arenicola
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus microphyllus
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. arvensis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. litoralis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Mimulus guttatus ssp. micranthus
TJM2: Mimulus whipplei
More information about  Mimulus guttatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 25, 2016).

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