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Erythranthe tilingii
veronica-leaved monkey-flower

Distribution: In the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana, Colorado and New Mexico.

Habitat: Wet meadows and wet, rocky slopes at high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: July-September

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees


Mat-forming perennial from well-developed, creeping rhizomes, often with stolons as well, the stems 0.5-2 dm. tall, mostly glabrous.


Leaves opposite, mostly sessile, the blade under 2.5 cm. long, elliptic to ovate, slightly reduced upward, with a few irregular teeth, sub-palmately veined.


Flowers few, solitary in the leaf axils, on long pedicels; calyx 5-toothed, irregular, the upper tooth much the largest, the 2 lower ones tending to fold upward; corolla large for the size of the plant, 2-4 cm. long, strongly bilabiate, with flaring throat, yellow with maroon dots or splotches on the pubescent lower lip; stamens 4.



Accepted Name:
Erythranthe tilingii (Regel) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60. 2012.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mimulus tilingii Regel [HC]
Mimulus tilingii Regel var. tilingii [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erythranthe tilingii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Erythranthe tilingii checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Erythranthe tilingii information.

E-Flora BC: Erythranthe tilingii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythranthe tilingii photos.

USDA Plants: Erythranthe tilingii information.

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