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Suksdorf Monkeyflower - Mimulus suksdorfii

Potential Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, usually branched, 2–10 cm. Herbage glabrate to glandular-puberulent. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, serrate, 5–15 mm long. Flowers: calyx purplish, 3–5 mm long, ca. as long as the pedicel, teeth equal, up to 0.5 mm long; corolla yellow, 4–6 mm long, obscurely bilabiate, lobes subequal. Capsule 4–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
WA to ID south to CA, AZ, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 36

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Vernally moist soil of grasslands and rocky slopes in the foothills and montane zones.

  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Vanderhorst, J.P. and P. Lesica. 1994. Sensitive plant survey in the Tendoy Mountains, Beaverhead County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management, Butte District. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 59 pp. plus appendices.
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