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Mimulus aurantiacus Characteristics, Size, Seeds, Care

In spring, in the coastal thickets of sage and chaparral, bright bushes of the monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus) bloom. Colors range from salmon, orange, and bronze to deep red. The monkey shrub has an unusual adaptation to promote pollination. Before fertilization, the stigma is open and looks like a white lobed plate. When combed by insects, the petals are… Read More »