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

Mimulus breweri (Greene) Coville
Brewer's monkey-flower
(Previously in Scrophulariaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Small annual herb from a taproot, minutely glandular-hairy throughout; stems erect, 2-15 cm tall, simple or more often freely branched.
Opposite, more or less unstalked, oblong to linear, 1-2 cm long, entire, blunt-tipped, obscurely 1- to 3-veined.
Inflorescence of several to many stalked flowers in the axils of the leaves, the stalks slender, 3-10 mm long; corollas tubular funnel-shaped, 5-8 mm long, pale pink to magenta or red, smooth on the outside, weakly 2-lipped, the 5 lobes subequal, spreading, with scattered hairs and yellow spots at the throat within, sometimes also with scattered red spots; calyces cylindric, 4-7 mm long, often reddish or red-spotted, 5-toothed, the teeth triangular and more or less equal; stamens 4, smooth.
Capsules, oblong, pointy-tipped, 4-7 mm long; seeds numerous, about 0.4 mm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic open areas near seepage or streams and rocky slopes in the lower montane zone; rare in S BC; S to CO, UT, NV and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Mimulus breweri

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 1470 1506 1543
Slope Gradient (%) 25 47 70
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
130 169 208
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 0 1
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: ESSF(1), MS(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Eunanus breweri Greene
Mimulus rubellus var. breweri (Greene) Jeps.

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