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Diplacus aurantiacus (Orange bush monkeyflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Diplacus aurantiacus

Diplacus aurantiacus (W. Curtis) Jeps.

Orange bush monkeyflower, Bush monkeyflower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: diau

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A plant with woody, branched stems, covered with a sticky, varnish-like secretion and pale to deep orange bilaterally symmetrical flowers.
Flowers: 1 1/4-2 (3.1-5 cm) long; upper lip of corolla has 2 lobes bent upward, lower lip has 3 lobes bent downw

Its long blooming season makes Bush Monkeyflower a reliable source of nectar for hummingbirds. At the end of the style, two flaps (the stigmas) will slowly but visibly move and close together when touched by a blade of grass, a pollen-laden insect, or a

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon to southern California; inland to the base of the Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Slopes and banks in chaparral and open woods.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Diplacus aurantiacus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Diplacus aurantiacus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Diplacus aurantiacus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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