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Yellow-throat Monkeyflower Mimulus bigelovii


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Yellow-throat Monkeyflower
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Alternate name: Bigelow's Monkeyflower

Family: Scrophulariaceae, Figwort view all from this family

Description Yellow-throat Monkeyflower or Bigelow's Monkeyflower is a 2-10 in., hairy annual with tubular, two-lipped flowers clustered near the tips of the stems. The flowers are red-purple with a pale yellow/purple spotted throat.

Flower March - June.

Flower March - June

Habitat Dry, sandy or gravelly washes and canyons.

Range California deserts north to Mono County, west to Nevada, s.w. Utah, and w. Arizona.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution California deserts n. to Mono County, w. to Nevada, s.w. Utah & w. Arizona.

Site Preference Dry, sandy or gravelly washes & canyons

Soil Preference Sandy or gravelly soils.