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Mimulus primuloides (Primrose monkey-flower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mimulus primuloides

Primrose monkey-flower, Primrose monkeyflower, Yellow creeping monkey-flower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

USDA Symbol: mipr

USDA Native Status:

Yellow creeping monkey-flower or primrose monkey-flower is a low, mat-forming perennial, the whole plant sometimes not more than an inch high. The little leaf rosettes are light green and crowded one against the next. Leaf edges are lined with white hairs. The yellow flowers are primrose-shaped and marked with red-brown spots. The flowers are borne at the ends of tiny, leafless stalks.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: S.w. MT to AZ, w. to e. WA & CA
Native Habitat: Moist meadows & wet, grassy banks from 4000-8000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist or wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Description: Easily increased through divisions of the ever-enlarging mats. Seeds may also be used.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

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USDA: Find Mimulus primuloides in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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