Scientific Name

Mimulus cardinalis  Benth.

Family

Phrymaceae

General

     This species is typically found along stream banks or near other sources of water.  It is easily grown from seeds for the native plant garden.

CI

     Mimulus cardinalis makes only a rare appearance on CI habitats, growing in places where landscaping water is applied.  The plants pictured below were growing in the damp soil next to a chronically leaking sprinkler head.  When the sprinkler was repaired, the patch did not maintain itself and dissappeared.

References

More on this species at Calflora

The Jepson Manual (2012:  993, Phrymaceae by David M. Thompson)

Dale (2000:  183).

McAuley (1996:  518).

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Mimulus cardinalis in shallow ditch just to east of Univerity Glen, CI, near leaking sprinkler head (29 June 2003).

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Mimulus cardinalis in shallow ditch just to east of Univerity Glen, CI, near leaking sprinkler head (29 June 2003).

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Mimulus cardinalis in shallow ditch just to east of Univerity Glen, CI, near leaking sprinkler head (29 June 2003).