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|Family: Phrymaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mimulus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mimulus cardinalis Benth.
Habit: Perennial herb, rhizomed, hairy. Stem: 25--80 cm, generally decumbent to ascending. Leaf: 20--80 mm, oblong to obovate, palmately 3--5-veined, upper clasping stem. Flower: pedicel 50--80 mm; calyx 20--30 mm, hairy, lobes equal, 4--5 mm, acute to acuminate; corolla orange to red, tube-throat 40--50 mm, upper lip arched forward, lower lip reflexed; anthers, stigma exserted; placentas axile. Fruit: 16--18 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Moist to wet places along streams, seepage areas; Elevation: < 2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, W&I, DMtns (Panamint Range); Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico; Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mimulus breweri
Next taxon: Mimulus clevelandii
Citation for this treatment: David M. Thompson 2017. Mimulus cardinalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33575, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.