Scientific Name

Mimulus aurantiacus Curtis

Family

Phrymaceae

General

      Flower color varies in this species.  The most common color by far is a peach or light salmon color.  Plants with dark red flowers are occasional encountered, as are plants with orange to orange-pink, flowers.  This species is easily propagated by cutting.

CI

 

References

More on this species at Calflora

The Jepson Manual (2012:  991, Phrymaceae by David M. Thompson)

Dale (2000:  184).

McAuley (1996:  516).

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Mimulus aurantiacus peach colored flowers in native plant garden in Camarillo, CA.  This plant grown from cutting taken from CI habitat (3 April 2013).

 

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 Mimulus aurantiacus peach colored flowers, on path to east of University Glen, CI (19 April 2008).

 

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Mimulus aurantiacus peach colored flowers, on path to east of University Glen, CI (23 February 2003).

 

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Mimulus aurantiacus plants with peach colored flowers above (to the south) of Malibu Hall, CI (24 April 20130.

 

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Mimulus aurantiacus peach colored flowers on hillside to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen, CI (24 April 2013).

 

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Mimulus aurantiacus plants with peach colored flowers again rock face just off pathway, to the south of University Glen.  Note small Eriogonum crocatum (yellow flowers) growing from the rock face (upper center and right), and the vetical stems of Brickellia californica at the upper left (24 May 2005).

 

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Hillside to south of University Glen colored by Mimulus aurantiacus and some Leptosyne gigantea (more distant) (2 March 2003).

 

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 Mimulus aurantiacus with orange flowers in native plant garden in Camarillo, CA.  This plant grown from cutting taken on CI habitat (3 April 2013).

 

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 Mimulus aurantiacus with red flowers in native plant garden in Camarillo, CA.  This plant grown from cutting taken on CI habitat (3 April 2013).

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Mimulus aurantiacus peach colored flowers, on path to east of University Glen, CI (23 February 2003).

 

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 Mimulus aurantiacus with orange flowers in native plant garden in Camarillo, CA.  This plant grown from cutting taken on CI habitat (3 April 2013).