Mimulus guttatus

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Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus guttatus

Species Name: Mimulus guttatus
Common Name: Golden Monkeyflower

Beautiful flowers attract hummingbirds. Easy to grow in moist spot. Unique. Forage source for the Common Checkerspot and Buckeye.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7,500'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northern Mexico to Alaska
Natural Habitat: Wet places, generally terrestrial, sometimes emergent or floating in mats. Elevation: below 7,500'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.