Calflora
Taxon  Report   5544    
Mimulus pilosus  (Benth.) S. Watson  (no longer an active name; please see Mimetanthe pilosa)
Downy mimetanthe,  Downy monkey flower, False monkeyflower, Snouted monkey flower
Mimulus pilosus
© 2008 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus pilosus
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Mimulus pilosus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Mimulus pilosus, 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 Mimetanthe pilosa

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Mimulus pilosus
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Mimetanthe pilosa

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mimetanthe pilosa
NOTE: Mimulus pilosus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus pilosus
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 (MIPI5)

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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