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Mimulus bigelovii

Mimulus bigelovii (A. Gray) A. Gray

 

Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPhrymaceaeLopseed family
GenusMimulusFrom Greek mimō, “ape” (from the shape of the corolla); historically the genus was “Scrophulariaceae”
SpeciesbigeloviiNamed for Dr. John Milton Bigelow (1804-1878), a professor of botany at Detroit Medical College, who collected in the West under Whipple (see whipplei) in the Pacific Railroad Survey of 1853-1854

About plant names...

Bigelow’s monkeyflower is native to southwestern North America. It is found in dry, gravelly habitats.

Identification: Plants are 2-10" (5-25 cm) high, with hairy stems and leaves. Leaves are oval-shaped, with sharp tips, 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm) long. Flowers are tubular, pink, with two lips, and a pale yellow center with dark purple-rose spots. They are about ¾" (2 cm) in diameter, with five petals, and bloom from March to June.

Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower)

Photo of Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s monkeyflower) in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, taken April 2005 by Stan Shebs.

Online References:

Mimulus bigelovii on CalPhotos

Mimulus bigelovii at Bird and Hike

Mimulus bigelovii on Keir Morse's site, Keirosity.com

Mimulus bigelovii at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Mimulus bigelovii at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 4 × 5" (10 × 13 cm)

Mimulus bigelovii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 11 × 7" (26 × 18 cm)

Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 6 × 4½" (14 × 12 cm)

Mimulus bigelovii (Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Yellow-throat Monkeyflower, Panamint Monkeyflower)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 4 × 5" (10 × 12 cm)

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