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Erythranthe primuloides
primrose monkey-flower
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, Arizona and New Mexico, east to Montana and Utah.

Habitat: Wet, boggy areas at mid- to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Mat-forming perennial from long, thin rhizomes, the stem lax, up to 6 cm. long.

Leaves:

Leaves opposite, crowded near the ground, short-hairy abaxially (underside), viscid to glabrous adaxially (upperside); leaves oblanceolate, sessile, nearly entire, 3-nerved from the base, 7-25 mm. long and 3-11 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Flowers solitary on slender pedicels up to 10 cm. long arising from the leaf clusters; calyx narrow, 4-8 mm. long, mostly glabrous, the 5 teeth short, equal; corolla yellow, often dotted with maroon, 1-2 cm. long, scarcely bilabiate, the 5 lobes spreading, shallowly notched, the throat somewhat flaring; stamens 4.

Fruit:

Capsule.

Accepted Name:
Erythranthe primuloides (Benth.) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60. 2012.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mimulus primuloides Benth. [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erythranthe primuloides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erythranthe primuloides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythranthe primuloides photos.

USDA Plants: Erythranthe primuloides information.

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