Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens (bush monkeyflower)

Uncommon native, perennial herb/shrub grows on slopes above Cieneguitas Creek (on private property) and on Vaqueros sandstone near the high point of the Preserve ( planted at restoration sites). Flowers are light orange-yellow. Blooms spring through summer.

Mimulus aurantiacus (sticky monkey-flower) NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Mimulus aurantiacus (sticky monkey-flower) NATIVE. Pictured in spring.


Mimulus aurantiacus (sticky monkey-flower) NATIVE. Pictured in spring.