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Mimulus bicolor

Mimulus bicolor Hartw. ex Benth.

Yellow-and-white Monkeyflower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Mimulus prattenii

USDA Symbol: MIBI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 4-12 in. annual with tubular, two-lipped flowers. The upper lip is usually white, the lower yellow. Both the lower lip and the bearded throat are dotted with red spots.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: Sierra Nevadas from Kern to Shasta & Trinity Cos.
Native Habitat: Moist places from 1600-6000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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