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|Family: Phrymaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mimulus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mimulus tricolor Lindl.
Habit: Annual 1--14 cm, densely puberulent. Leaf: 8--45 mm, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, not ciliate. Inflorescence: flowers 2 per node. Flower: pedicel 1--3 mm; calyx 10--23 mm, puberulent, lobes unequal, 1--5 mm, obtuse; corolla persistent, magenta to purple with +- white throat with yellow folds, mottled with dark dots, lobe base with 1 large, maroon-purple spot, tube-throat 15--50 mm, puberulent outside; placentas parietal. Fruit: 3--8 mm, oblique-ovoid, +- compressed laterally, hard, indehiscent. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Vernally wet depressions; Elevation: generally < 600 m (< 1500 m in MP). Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRO (s Sonoma Co.), NCoRI, e GV, sw MP; Distribution Outside California: Oregon. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: David M. Thompson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mimulus traskiae
Next taxon: Mimulus viscidus
Citation for this treatment: David M. Thompson 2016. Mimulus tricolor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33727, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.