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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Mimulus primuloides Benth.
Primrose monkey-flower, Primrose monkeyflower, Yellow creeping monkey-flower
USDA Symbol: mipr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist or wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: 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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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff