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ID'd at the time as M. tilingii, but looking at the keys I don't see much here to distinguish this from M. guttatus. Flowers were *not* in a raceme if I recall correctly, but I feel like I've definitely seen large groups of M. guttatus that also weren't forming racemes. It does have a speckled calyx, which I'm not sure I've seen in M. guttatus, but M. guttatus is so ridiculously variable that it's hard to rule out.

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Monkeyflowers - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Monkeyflowers (Genus Mimulus)
Posted by kueda about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Tiling's monkeyflower - Photo (c) Miguel Vieira, some rights reserved (CC BY)
faerthen's ID: Tiling's monkeyflower (Mimulus tilingii)
Posted by faerthen about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Closed off throat is characteristic of tilingii, but not guttatus. Tilingii seems to always be short, whereas guttatus can be quite tall.

Dunno :)

Posted by faerthen about 3 years ago (Flag)
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When you say "closed off throat," do you mean if you look down the throat it appears pinched off at some point, whereas in M. guttatus it looks open all the way down? M. guttatus (or what I have been assuming is M. guttatus, is absurdly variable, so the short / tall thing doesn't seem that reliable to me. I've seen individuals between 2 cm and 40 cm tall.

Posted by kueda about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yeah, it's hard to see down the throat. I agree that guttatus size is all over the place, but it seems to want to be tall. I've never seen tall tilingii. Don't recall ever seeing a spotted calyx on guttatus, either.

Posted by faerthen about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Monkeyflowers - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
kueda's ID: Monkeyflowers (Genus Mimulus)
Tiling's monkeyflower - Photo (c) Miguel Vieira, some rights reserved (CC BY)
faerthen's ID: Tiling's monkeyflower (Mimulus tilingii)
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