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Diplacus bigelovii  (A. Gray) A. Gray
Bigelow mimulus
Diplacus bigelovii is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Mimulus bigelovii
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Genus: Diplacus
Family: Phrymaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFMimulus bigelovii
Information about  Diplacus bigelovii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[anzaborrego.net] Range, Etymology: Diplacus bigelovii, also known as Bigelow?s monkeyflower, is a species of wildflower that is native to California and can be found in the Mojave Desert and the Sonoran Desert. It belongs to the Phrymaceae family and is known for its showy magenta or deep pink flowers. The plant was named after John Bigelow, an American botanist who collected the first specimen of this flower in the mid-1800s. It is a member of the family Phrymaceae, which includes many other species of monkey flowers. (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: 04/22/2024).