Diplacus kelloggii

(Curran ex Greene) G. L. Nesom

Phytoneuron 2012-39: 32. 2012.

Common names: Kellogg’s monkeyflower
Basionym: Eunanus kelloggii Curran ex Greene Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 100. 1885
Synonyms: Mimulus kelloggii (Curran ex Greene) Curran ex A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 445. Mentioned on page 429, 443, 446.

Herbs, annual. Stems erect to ascending, 10–310(–370) mm, glandular-puberulent and/or glandular-pubescent. Leaves usually basal, sometimes basal and cauline, relatively even-sized; petiole absent, larger with petiole-like extension; blade obovate to elliptic, (4–)6–40(–52) × (2–)3–17(–26) mm, margins entire or crenate, plane, apex obtuse, surfaces often pubescent. Pedicels 2–6(–10) mm in fruit, usually twisting to invert calyx. Flowers 2 per node, or 1 or 2 per node on 1 plant, chasmogamous. Calyces distinctly asymmetrically attached to pedicel, not inflated in fruit, (7–)8–16(–17) mm, densely glandular-puberulent or glandular-pubescent, lobes subequal, apex obtuse, ribs purplish, intercostal areas whitish. Corollas: throat dark purple, golden yellow at base with reddish speckling, limb magenta to reddish purple, lateral adaxial lobes each with a dark purple basal spot, palate ridges golden yellow, tube-throat (13–)20–45(–50) mm, limb 10–18 mm diam., bilabiate, abaxial lip smaller than adaxial. Anthers (distal pair) exserted, glabrous. Styles densely glandular-puberulent distally. Stigmas exserted, lobes unequal, abaxial 4–5 times adaxial. Capsules 6–12(–13) mm, indehiscent. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Near water runoff areas, away from seeps or other areas with prolonged moisture.
Elevation: 50–1500 m.


Diplacus kelloggii occurs in southwestern Oregon and broadly in northern California.

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Lower Taxa

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Guy L. Nesom +  and Melissa C. Tulig +
(Curran ex Greene) G. L. Nesom +
Eunanus kelloggii +
Kellogg’s monkeyflower +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
50–1500 m. +
Near water runoff areas, away from seeps or other areas with prolonged moisture. +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
Phytoneuron +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Mimulus kelloggii +
Diplacus kelloggii +
Diplacus +
species +