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Mimulus bigelovii
Scrophulariaceae

Height: Up to 5"

Leaves: 2" long and elliptical. They are dark green with pink margins and tip. They are also hairy.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom February to April. The flower is deep magenta to pink depending on its location and gold at the throat. There are 5 lobes. It is 1" wide and 1" long. The stamen is bright yellow. The flower is covered in fine hairs.

Form/Habitat: 500' to 2,500'. Open sandy areas or washes. Found in the eastern Mojave Desert.


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