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Mimulus eastwoodiae
 
Mimulus eastwoodiae
Mimulus eastwoodiae (Eastwood's Monkey Flower)
Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)
formerly Scrophulariaceae

Blooming information withheld to protect the plants.

Mimulus eastwoodiae is a Colorado Plateau endemic, growing in special areas that make it too vulnerable to collectors and sight-seers.

New plants are produced from stolons (runners) so that large areas are sometimes covered in M. eastwoodiae plants.  Flowers are about an inch long, scarlet to orange/red, and short-lived.

In 1911 Per Axel Rydberg discovered this lovely plant in Utah and in 1913 he named it for schoolteacher and expert botanist, Alice Eastwood.  (More biographical information about Eastwood.)

Mimulus eastwoodiae
Mimulus eastwoodiae (Eastwood's Monkey Flower)
Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)
Mimulus eastwoodiae
Mimulus eastwoodiae (Eastwood's Monkey Flower)
Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)
Mimulus eastwoodiae

Mimulus eastwoodiae (Eastwood's Monkey Flower)
Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)

Dried leaves persist from last year's growth as soft, hairy, young-green leaves unfold. Notice the tinges of red on the youngest leaves before chlorophyll develops.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

State Color Key

Species present in state and native
Species present in state and exotic
Species not present in state

County Color Key

Species present and not rare
Species present and rare
Species extirpated (historic)
Species extinct
Species noxious
Species exotic and present
Native species, but adventive in state
Eradicated
Questionable presence

Range map for Mimulus eastwoodiae