E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Erythranthe dentata
tooth-leaved monkey-flower
Scrophulariaceae (Butterfly-bush family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Jamie Fenneman  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13968)

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Distribution of Erythranthe dentata
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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a well-developed, shallow rhizome, more or less white-hairy but not sticky-slimy throughout; stems ascending, 10-40 cm tall.
Opposite, egg-shaped, short-stalked becoming nearly unstalked upward, 1-7 cm long, coarse-toothed, pinnately veined, reduced in the inflorescence.
Inflorescence a loose, terminal raceme of few to several, long-stalked flowers in the axils of the upper leaves, the stalks 2-5 cm long; corollas tubular, funnel-shaped, yellow often with red dots in the flaring throat, 2.5-4 cm long, strongly 2-lipped; calyces spreading-hairy on the ribs, 8-17 mm long, more or less equally 5-toothed, the teeth fringed with long hairs; stamens 4.
Capsules, 8-9 mm long; seeds numerous.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist forests and streambanks in the lowland and lower montane zones; rare on S Vancouver Island; S to N CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Mimulus dentatus Nutt. ex Benth.

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