Scarlet monkeyflower

Mimulus cardinalis

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Silt
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
2000
Max elevation:
8500
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Graham
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
no seed treatment; germination requires warm, moise conditions

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Pollinator habitatWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
synonym = Erythranthe cardinalis; commonly hybridize with other Mimulus
Citations:
Ramsey et al. 2003