Diplacus congdonii

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Diplacus congdonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Diplacus
Species: D. congdonii
Binomial name
Diplacus congdonii

Diplacus congdonii is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Congdon's monkeyflower.[1][2][3][4]


It is endemic to California, where it has a scattered and localized distribution in the mountains and foothills between the North Coast Ranges and the Peninsular Ranges, and the Sierra Nevada foothills. It grows in moist spots on slopes and in canyons, sometimes in disturbed areas.


Diplacus congdonii is a small, hairy annual herb producing a thin, erect stem no more than 10 centimeters tall. The herbage is purple-green in color. The paired opposite leaves are oval in shape, lined with hairs, and up to about 3 centimeters long. The plant bears narrow-throated, trumpet-shaped magenta flowers 1 to 3 centimeters long.


  1. ^ Barker, W. L. (Bill); et al. (2012). "A Taxonomic Conspectus of Phyrmaceae: A Narrowed Circumscription for MIMULUS, New and Resurrected Genera, and New Names and Combinations" (PDF). Phytoneuron. 39: 1–60. ISSN 2153-733X. 
  2. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Yen, Alan; Olmstead, R. G. (2003). "AFLP Phylogeny of Mimulus Section Erythranthe and the Evolution of Hummingbird Pollination". Evolution. 57 (6): 1397–1410. JSTOR 3448862. 
  3. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Olmstead, R. G. (2002). "Redefining Phrymaceae: the placement of Mimulus, tribe Mimuleae, and Phryma". American Journal of Botany. 89 (7): 1093–1102. JSTOR 4122195. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.7.1093. 
  4. ^ Beardsley, P. M.; Schoenig, Steve E.; Whittall, Justen B.; Olmstead, Richard G. (2004). "Patterns of Evolution in Western North American Mimulus (Phrymaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 91 (3): 474–4890. JSTOR 4123743. 

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