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Diplacus aurantiacus (W. Curtis) Jeps.
Orange bush monkeyflower, Bush monkeyflower
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
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, 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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff