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Camp Verde area - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Mimulus cardinalis - Eastwood's monkeyflower

Synonyms: Diplacus cardinalis, Erythranthe cardinalis
Other Common Names: crimson monkey flower, scarlet monkey flower
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Scrophulariaceae

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Camp Verde area
Plant - summer
Camp Verde area
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Large-flowered, robust perennial. Flowers are carried high above the leaves and have an unusual shape. Red flowers of this plant attract hummingbirds.
Height: 3 feet


Habitat Description: Seeps, springs, along flowing streams and in wet canyons.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 1800 - 8000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Red to reddish-orange     Shape: Irregular not in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Mar - Oct
Description: 2 lipped with 3 lobes of lower lip notched and upper lip arched upward. Has yellow stamens and hairy sepals. To 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Terminal on 2 inch long stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or Oval     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: Y
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Hairy and sticky. Clasping stem to 4-1/4 inches long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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