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Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
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Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)

General: Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) is an annual forb with tubular, non-radially symmetrical flowers. The flowers are rose to dark magenta with a yellow throat. The leaves are elliptical with a pointed tip; hairy.

Bigelow's Monkeyflower is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas in washes and on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Bigelow's Monkeyflower at lower elevations in Death Valley National Park, Red Rock Canyon NCA, and similar environments.

Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Small plants sometimes cover the ground
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Fairly tall plant
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii) Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
First leaves
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Grown leaves are hairy and elliptical with a pointed tip.
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Dried flower stalks and seed pods
Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Mimulus bigelovii)
Dried flower stalks and seed pods

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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