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

Erythranthe breviflora
short-flowered monkey-flower
Scrophulariaceae (Butterfly-bush family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Curtis Bjork  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15930)

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Species Information

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General:
Small annual herb from a taproot, minutely glandular-hairy throughout; stems erect, 5-18 cm tall, simple or usually freely branched.
Leaves:
Opposite, short-stalked or sometimes unstalked, elliptic or diamond-shaped to broadly lanceolate, 0.5-2 cm long, entire or wavy-toothed, 3-veined from the base.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of few to several stalked flowers in the axils of the leaves, the stalks slender, 3-15 mm long, ascending in fruit; corollas tubular funnel-shaped, 4-7 mm long, pale yellow, spotted, hairy at the throat within, scarcely 2-lipped, the 5 lobes subequal, spreading, blunt to rounded; calyces tubular bell-shaped, 3-6 mm long in flower, to 7 mm and somewhat swollen in fruit, smooth to glandular-hairy, 5-toothed, the teeth triangular, more or less equal, and fringed with hairs; stamens 4, smooth.
Fruits:
Capsules, narrowly egg-shaped, pointy-tipped, 3-6 mm long; seeds numerous, 0.3-0.4 mm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic open areas in the steppe and lower montane zones; infrequent in SC and SE BC; S to WY, ID and N CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Additional Notes

Mimulus breviflorus "is widespread in the northwestern U.S. and is peripheral in B.C."

References

Bjork, Curtis. 2008. Noteworthy plants from the Cascade Lee, British Columbia. Botanical Electronic News. No. 401 (November 26, 2008). Available: http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben401.html.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Mimulus breviflorus Piper

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