Mimulus guttatus DC.
seep monkeyflower/seep-spring monkeyflower
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Mimulus guttatus grows in what a wide range of wet climates
· rainfall from 10-24”
· elevation from sea level to above 3000m (1)
Mimulus guttatus is a commonly occurring plant found in a wide variety of wetland habitats from lowlands to high mountain regions. (2,3)
Wet, sunny sites:
Plant strategy type/successional stage
Mimulus guttatus is a colonizer of wet sunny habitats, although it tolerates partial shade.
It is a moderate tolerator of fire and anaerobic conditions. (1)
Juncus spp. (rushes) and Carex spp. (sedges) (6)
May be collected as:
The plant may be collected as seed or sprigs. (1)
Collection restrictions or guidelines
No dormancy breaking is required. (1)
Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life)
Recommended seed storage conditions
Store in a cool dry location in paper bags.
Direct sowing is recommended at 65°F in the presence of light. (7,8)
Soil or medium requirements
Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 8.0. (1)
Direct sowing onto the site is the most successful method. Established plants will self-sow.
Recommended planting density
Planting density (per acre) is 2700-4800. (1)
Care requirements after installed
Requires constantly moist soil. (7)
Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan
It grows rapidly and has a short lifespan. It spreads vegetatively at moderate rate. (1)
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