red bush monkeyflower Scrophulariaceae Diplacus puniceus Nutt. Listen to the Latin symbol: DIPU4 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, evergreen, lanceolate, dark green above, may be hairy or velvety below.
Flower: Large, showy, upright pairs of orange-red flowers in the leaf axils; individual tube-like flowers are 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, five petal lobes somewhat resembling a monkey face when viewed end-on; very fragrant and appearing spring through summer.
Fruit: A dehiscent brown capsule.
Twig: Slender, red-brown.
Bark: Red-brown and somewhat shreddy.
Form: A small rounded shrub to 3 feet tall.
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Additional Range Information:
Diplacus puniceus is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting red bush monkeyflower.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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