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Diplacus kelloggii  (Curran ex Greene) G.L. Nesom
Kellogg's monkeyflower
Diplacus kelloggii is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
also called Mimulus kelloggii
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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Genus: Diplacus
Family: Phrymaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFMimulus kelloggii
Information about  Diplacus kelloggii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[Wikipedia] Description & Range: Diplacus kelloggii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Kellogg's monkeyflower. It is native to the mountains and foothills of northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in bare, disturbed, and shifting substrates, such as recent rockslides and scree. Description It is an annual herb producing a hairy stem reaching maximum heights between 1 and 31 centimeters. The oppositely arranged oval leaves are up to 4 centimeters in length and green in color, sometimes with purple undersides. The narrow, tubular base of each flower is encapsulated in a thick calyx of sepals with uneven lobes. The funnel-shaped flower is up to 4.5 centimeters long, opening into a wide mouth, its two upper lobes wider than the three lower. The flower is reddish-purple in color, darkening in the throat where it is spotted with yellow. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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: 02/22/2024).