Diplacus jepsonii facts for kids
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|Diplacus jepsonii at Mount Rose, Nevada|
Diplacus jepsonii, formerly classified as Mimulus nanus var. jepsonii, is a species of monkeyflower known by the common name Jepson's monkeyflower.
Diplacus jepsonii is an annual herb producing a thin, erect stem up to about 10 centimeters long. The purple-green leaves are linear to oval in shape and up to 1.4 centimeters in length.
The pinkish purple flower is around a centimeter long, its five-lobed mouth with broad yellow strips and purple spotting. The bloom period is May to June.
This plant is sometimes nearly identical to Mimulus nanus, and can be differentiated from it only by close examination of characteristics such as the arrangement of hairs inside the mouth of the flower.
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