Calflora
Taxon  Report   5489    
Mimulus aurantiacus  Curtis  
(no longer an active name; please see Diplacus aurantiacus)
Bush monkey flower,  Island monkeyflower, Sticky monkeyflower
Mimulus aurantiacus
© 2012 Andrea Williams
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus aurantiacus
© 2004 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Mimulus aurantiacus
© 2007 Steven Thorsted
Mimulus aurantiacus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
also called Diplacus aurantiacus

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Mimulus aurantiacus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. aurantiacus

ICPN accepted name:
Diplacus aurantiacus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mimulus puniceus
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NOTE: Mimulus aurantiacus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus aurantiacus
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 (DIAUA)

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 16, 2018).