Page author: David Giblin
Erythranthe moschata
musk flower, sticky monkeyflower, musk-flower, musk-plant
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; also in eastern North America.

Habitat: Streambanks, moist meadows and seeps, low to mid-elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from well-developed rhizomes, the lax stems 0.5-7 dm. long, often freely branching; herbage viscid-villous with flattened, shining white hairs, usually slimy, often musk-scented.

Leaves:

Leaves opposite, remotely toothed, pinnately veined, sessile or short-petiolate, the blade ovate to elliptic-ovate, 1-8 cm. long and 7-35 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Flowers solitary in the leaf axils on long pedicels; calyx 7-13 mm. long, viscid-villous, especially on the 5 rib angles, the 5 teeth pointed, 2-4 mm. long, the upper tooth a little larger than the others; corolla 1.5-3 cm. long, yellow, often with some dark lines or dots, only slightly bilabiate, the tube nearly cylindrical; stamens 4.

Fruit:

Capsule.

Accepted Name:
Erythranthe moschata (Douglas ex Lindl.) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60. 2012.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Erythranthe moniliformis (Greene) G.L. Nesom
Mimulus moniliformis Greene
Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. [HC]
Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. var. longiflorus A. Gray [KZ99]
Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. var. moniliformis (Greene) Munz
Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. var. moschatus [HC]
Mimulus moschatus Douglas ex Lindl. var. sessilifolius A. Gray [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erythranthe moschata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Erythranthe moschata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erythranthe moschata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythranthe moschata photos.

USDA Plants: Erythranthe moschata information.

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