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Mimulus tricolor (Tricolor monkeyflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mimulus tricolor

Mimulus tricolor Hartw. ex Lindl.

Tricolor Monkeyflower

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Eunanus coulteri, Eunanus tricolor

USDA Symbol: MITR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Corolla magenta to purple with whitish throat stained with yellow, mottled with dark dots, and with one large, maroon spot at center of each lobe base (Jepson Manual).



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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.


Bibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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