Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Erythranthe (Mimulus) guttata.
Lopseed (Phrymaceae) Family.
Found in moist soil along streams and seeps. The flowers are tubular, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, and have 5 lobes (2 upper and 3 lower) and typically an orange-spotted lower lip. The newly opened flowers have flower stalks that are equal in length or shorter than the corolla. The flowers are followed by seed capsules with an inflated, tan, ribbed calyx. The leaves have scalloped edges and are fleshy, green, opposite, round to egg-shaped, and petiolate, sessile, or joined at the base at the stem tips. The plants are quite variable in appearance and size and are greatly affected by their growing conditions.
Santa Catalina Mountain
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: on shore of Sabino Lake
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