Calflora
Taxon  Report   5519    
Mimulus guttatus  DC.  
(no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe guttata)
Seep monkey flower,  Yellow monkey flower
Mimulus guttatus
© 2001 George W. Hartwell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus guttatus
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Mimulus guttatus
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Mimulus guttatus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.
also called Erythranthe guttata

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Plant Characteristics
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Mimulus guttatus
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Erythranthe guttata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mimulus puncticalyx
PLANTS: Mimulus longulus
PLANTS: Mimulus laxus
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NOTE: Mimulus guttatus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus guttatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MIGU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).