Native to the western United States.
Common perennial roadside shrub in hilly areas of the western U.S. One of several species of Mimulus that serve as a food plant of the Common Checkerspot butterfly – Occidryas chalcedona.
Generally found in rocky soils, and especially common in mixed oak woodlands.
A shrub that grows to 5 feet tall, profusely branched and dense.
Leaves are small, only around 2 inches long, and elongate and lance-shaped. Leaves are covered with short hairs on both surfaces, and have a slight sticky feel to them.
Flowers are bright orange and funnel-shaped, about 1 inch long. Flowers are abundant on the bush, and occur from spring through the summer.
Characteristicts Important to Control:
Not generally a pest plant.