Some botanists would like to call this sticky monkey flower but it is not very sticky. The botanists over the years have called it all sorts of names, with no cross references, very confusing. Botanists need to get a life! This form was found in a weedy field in Ramona, all that was native on the site were a few oaks and this plant. It was growing out of a rocky outcrop, and was covered with old and new flower heads. In the nursery pots it has flowered for 8 months. Flowers are larger than normal sticky, similar to Diplacus longiflorus. Very showy. Mix with Salvia Pozo Blue,Penstemon Margarita BOP, and Salvia spathacea for a great show (water the Salvia spathacea and Diplacus occasionally)
(Syn. Mimulus aurantiacus, Diplacus australis, Mimulus aurantiacus var linearis, Diplacus linearis, Diplacus X linearis, Mimulus glutinosus var. linearis)
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Communities for Diplacus aurantiacus var. australis 'Ramona':Coastal Sage Scrub and Southern Oak Woodland.