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Diplacus pygmaeus  (A.L. Grant) G.L. Nesom
Egg Lake monkeyflower
Diplacus pygmaeus is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
also called Mimulus pygmaeus
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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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~74 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

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPSMimulus pygmaeus
Information about  Diplacus pygmaeus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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[wikipedia] Distribution, Habitat: Distribution and habitat It is native to northeastern California and adjacent sections of Oregon, where it grows in sagebrush and wet, open habitat in scrub, forest, and woodland. Once thought to be extremely rare and vulnerable, the plant is actually locally common in areas where the soil has been recently disturbed, allowing a probably large seed bank to germinate.[5] Despite its annual population sometimes running into the millions, the plant is threatened when large-scale disturbances occur.[5][6] (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).