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

Mimulus floribundus Lindl.
purple-stemmed monkey-flower (manyflowered monkeyflower)
(Previously in Scrophulariaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Annual herb from a taproot, glandular-long-hairy and somewhat slimy throughout; stems decumbent to erect, 5-40 cm long/tall, simple or more often branched from near the base.
Opposite, stalked, triangular egg-shaped to broadly lanceolate, 1-5 cm long, coarse-toothed, 3- to 5-veined from the base, the margins fringed with long hairs.
Inflorescence of few to several long-stalked flowers in the axils of the leaves, the stalks slender, 5-15 mm long, spreading in fruit; corollas tubular funnel-shaped, 6-15 mm long, yellow, spotted with red, hairy at the throat within, scarcely 2-lipped, 5-lobed, the 2 lobes of the upper lip slightly longer, mostly erect, blunt to rounded; calyces cylindric, 4-8 mm long, to 10 mm in fruit, glandular-hairy at least on the ribs, 5-toothed, the teeth lanceolate, more or less equal; stamens 4, smooth.
Capsules, elliptic to egg-shaped, pointy-tipped, 3.5-5 mm long, included in the inflated calyces; seeds numerous, 0.3-0.4 mm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist streambanks, meadows and seepage sites in the steppe and lower montane zones; infrequent in SC BC, rare in SE BC; E to AB and S to NM, AZ and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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

Mimulus deltoides Gandog.
Mimulus floribundus subsp. moorei Iltis
Mimulus floribundus var. geniculatus (Greene) A.L. Grant
Mimulus floribundus var. membranaceus (A. Nels.) A.L. Grant
Mimulus floribundus var. subulatus A.L. Grant
Mimulus geniculatus Greene
Mimulus membranaceus A. Nels.
Mimulus multiflorus Pennell
Mimulus peduncularis Dougl. ex Benth.
Mimulus pubescens Benth.
Mimulus serotinus Suksd.
Mimulus subulatus (A.L. Grant) Pennell
Mimulus trisulcatus Pennell

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