|Scientific Name||Mimulus tilingii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MITI|
|Common Name||Subalpine Monkeyflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503850|
|Family||Phrymaceae (Lopseed), formerly Scrophulariaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 13000 ft.); wet areas in meadows, along streams and seeps, mossy areas.
Plant: Erect annual or perennial 1 to 14 inches tall; weak, hollow stems.
Leaves: Deep green, opposite, elliptic or ovate to round with dentate to entire margins; lower leaves short-petiolate, upper may be sessile.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 1 to less than 5 flowers each rising on pedicels from a pair of opposite bracts; flowers two-lipped yellow, tubular, 2/3 to 1-1/4 inches long; upper lip two-lobed, larger lower lip is 3-lobed with a few to several pale reddish-brown spots, and bearded throat.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Jepson eFlora and American Southwest
Notes: Some authorities do not consider M. tilingii a separate species, rather an alpine form of M. guttatus.
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