Calflora
Observation  Detail
Plant Name   Mimulus douglasii   Purple mouse ears
Observer Ken Hickman, John Rawlings    PROFILE
Date 2017-04-10
County Santa Clara
Coordinates 37.15953, -121.89484 LOCATION CLOSEUP
Elevation 943 meters
Location On the open, rocky xeric serpentinite slope of Mt. Umunhum's east face. Santa Clara Co.
Notes Fifty+ small annuals, some in bloom with purple corollas, some cleistogomous. On the open, rocky xeric serpentinite slope of Mt. Umunhum's east face. The ground cover is an intricate mosaic of varying densities of rocks, gravel and Selaginella bigelovii. Other associates include: Acmispon brachycarpus, Plagiobothrys nothofulvus, Gilia achilleifolia, Lupinus bicolor, Logfia filaginoides, Avena barbata and Eriodictyon californicum. Though there is extensive similar habitat on the face and across the range, Purple mouse ears were only found in a few scattered colonies in this area, and generally in pockets of loose, gravelly soil or along deer trails. First observed 3/26/2017 by Ken Hiclman. 37.15953, -121.89484; 3,087 ft. Error radius 15 ft; WGS84.
Habitat The ground cover is an intricate mosaic of varying densities of rocks, gravel and Selaginella bigelovii.
Number of Plants 51 - 100Phenology Flowering
Calflora ID po38039
Added 2017-06-02 Plant Observation Entry
Location Quality HIGH (2)
Error Radius 20  meters
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© 2017 John Rawlings     CC BY-NC 4.0
Mimulus douglasii, Mt. Umunhum, Santa Clara Co.