Mimulus glabratus HBK. var. fremontii (Benth.) - Yellow Monkeyflower


 

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Mimulus glabratus - (image 1 of 8)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Habitat

Calcareous, springy habitats, like fens, usually in flowing water.

Associates

 

 Distribution

In the U.S. from MI, WI, IL south to TX, west MT to NV, CA.

Morphology

Creeping herbaceous perennial. Stems glabrous to minutely villous above. Leaves palmately veined, the upper mostly sessile. Flowers from upper leaf axils; corolla bright yellow with an open throat and bearded lower lip; calyx lobed broadly triangular, the uppermost largest and the other 4 very short or absent.

Notes

Flowers late May to late July

Wetland indicator: Facultative +

Synonyms include M. geyeri and M. glabratus var. jamesii. This is the most widespread variety of this species.

 

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 


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