Diplacus aurantiacus (W. Curtis) Jeps.
Orange Bush Monkeyflower, Bush Monkeyflower
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: diau
A plant with woody, branched stems, covered with a sticky, varnish-like secretion and pale to deep orange bilaterally symmetrical flowers.
Flowers: 1 1/4-2" (3.1-5 cm) long; upper lip of corolla has 2 lobes bent upward, lower lip has 3 lobes bent downw
Its long blooming season makes Bush Monkeyflower a reliable source of nectar for hummingbirds. At the end of the style, two flaps (the stigmas) will slowly but visibly move and close together when touched by a blade of grass, a pollen-laden insect, or a
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon to southern California; inland to the base of the Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Slopes and banks in chaparral and open woods.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Diplacus aurantiacus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Diplacus aurantiacus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Diplacus aurantiacus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-18
Research By: TWC Staff