Mimulus clevelandii is a sturdy perennial herb producing a hairy erect stem up to 90 centimeters tall from a woody caudex. The hairy lance-shaped or oblong leaves are up to 10 centimeters long and oppositely arranged, often with smaller leaves growing in their axils.
The tubular base of each flower is encapsulated in a hairy calyx of sepals over 2 centimeters long with long, pointed lobes. The flower corolla is bright yellow and up to 4 centimeters in length with a wide, five-lobed mouth.
- California chaparral and woodlands - (ecoregion)
- California coastal sage and chaparral - (subecoregion)
- California montane chaparral and woodlands- (subecoregion)
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Mimulus clevelandii
- USDA Plants Profile: Mimulus clevelandii
- California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile
- Mimulus clevelandii - Photo gallery
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