Erythranthe grandis
large monkey-flower
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Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California.

Habitat: Coastal areas including bluffs, dunes, wet cliff faces, marshes, ditches, lake and pond margins, and stream banks.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Rhizomatous perennials, occasionally rooting at nodes nearest base; stems usually 50-120 cm, erect or decumbent basally, branched, commonly hollow, densely hirsute to soft-hirtellous to long-hairy, hairs often crinkly, glandular or not, or sometimes villous-glandular without hirtellous hairs.

Leaves:

Leaves basal and cauline, basal leaves generally not persistent; petioles 10-80 mm, becoming reduced distally; blade ovate to broadly elliptic, 25-60 mm long and 20-40 cm broad, palmate or nearly pinnate venation with 5-7 veins, base truncate to nearly cruneate to nearly cordate, margins crenulate to toothed, occasionally sublyrate near base, apex rounded to obtuse, surfaces of distalmost leaves hairy as stems.

Flowers:

Inflorescence racemose, bracteate, flowers 8-26; fruiting pedicels 10-35 mm, hairy as stems; calyx straight-erect or nodding at 45-100 degrees, ovate to bell-shaped, inflated, compressed along sagittal plane, 15-22 mm, hairy as stems, throat closing; corollas yellow with red spots inside, symmetric bilaterally, bilabiate; tube-throat widely funnel-shaped, 16-24 mm, protruding 10-15 mm beyond calyx margin, limb widely expanded; styles hirtellous; anthers not protruding, glabrous.

Fruits:

Capsules 8-12 mm, included.

Accepted Name:
Erythranthe grandis (Greene) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytoneuron 2012-39: 43. 2012.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mimulus guttatus DC. var. grandis Greene [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erythranthe grandis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erythranthe grandis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythranthe grandis photos.

USDA Plants: Erythranthe grandis information.

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