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Diplacus pictus  (Curran ex Greene) G.L. Nesom
calico monkeyflower
Diplacus pictus is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Mimulus pictus
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
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~196 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Diplacus
Family: Phrymaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEFEunanus pictus
JEF + CNPSMimulus pictus
Information about  Diplacus pictus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Rarity: The wildflower is endemic to California, found only above the southeastern San Joaquin Valley within Kern County and Tulare County.[2] It is known only from the western Tehachapi Mountains and southernmost Sierra Nevada foothills, at elevations of 135?1,250 metres (443?4,101 ft).[2][7][8] It grows in open California oak woodland habitat, in bare rocky soils around granite outcrops.[2][7] It is a listed Endangered species on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).