Mimulus nanus

Dwarf Monkeyflower

Tiny tuft, slightly hairy. Upright stems, branched in larger plants. Leaves oval, more or less purple underneath, with rounded tips. Flowers with 2 upper lobes larger than 3 lower lobes; tube floor with 2 yellow stripes, surrounded with purple-rose dots and lines. Grows on sandy or bare soils at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1/2--4 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Crater Lake Np, Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes