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Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow's monkeyflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mimulus bigelovii

Mimulus bigelovii (A. Gray) A. Gray

Bigelow's Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: MIBI6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Yellow-throat Monkey-flower or Bigelow’s Monkey-flower is a 2-12 in., hairy annual with tubular, two-lipped flowers clustered near the tips of the stems. The flowers are red-purple with a pale yellow/purple spotted throat.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: CA deserts n. to Mono Co., w. to NV, s.w. UT & w. AZ.
Native Habitat: Dry, sandy or gravelly washes & canyons

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or gravelly soils.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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