Calflora
Taxon  Report   5536    
Mimulus nanus  Hook. & Arn.  
(no longer an active name; please see Diplacus nanus)
Dwarf monkey flower,  Dwarf purple monkeyflower
Mimulus nanus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus nanus
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Mimulus nanus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Diplacus nanus

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Mimulus nanus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Chaparral, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Diplacus nanus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mimulus tolmiei
NOTE: Mimulus nanus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus nanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (MINA)

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 10, 2018).

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