Mimulus rubellus

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Mimulus rubellus
Mimulus rubellus 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus
Species: M. rubellus
Binomial name
Mimulus rubellus
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Mimulus rubellus is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name little redstem monkeyflower.

Distribution[edit]

It is native to western North America, including the southwestern United States to Wyoming and Texas, and into Baja California.

Description[edit]

Mimulus rubellus is an annual herb growing 2 to 32 centimeters tall with a very slender, red stem. The oppositely arranged oval leaves are up to 3 centimeters long and lance-shaped to oval, the lower ones borne on short petioles. The herbage is usually lightly hairy and green to reddish in color.

The petite tubular flower is no more than a centimeter long, the base of its tube encapsulated in a narrow, ribbed calyx of sepals. The flower may be yellow or pink in color and the mouth of the flower is usually dotted with red or purple.

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