1/4 in. flower with two maroon spots on lower lip; 4 stamens. Bearpaw Ranch, Forest Falls, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8-4-11. © Joan Avise

Downy Monkey flower

Mimulus pilosus

A small annual of moist sandy or disturbed places, uncommon in the southern foothills of Orange County.

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Hairy 5-cleft calyx, unequal lobes. Bearpaw Ranch, Forest Falls, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8-4-11. © Joan Avise

Developing fruit, upper right 8-4-11. Bearpaw Ranch, Forest Falls, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8-4-11. © Joan Avise

As the name suggests, it is densely covered with long woolly hairs. Bearpaw Ranch, Forest Falls, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8-4-11. © Joan Avise

4-16 in. high. Bearpaw Ranch, Forest Falls, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8-4-11. © Joan Avise

Hwy 74 at Long Cyn. Rd., 6-16-13. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Hwy 74 at Long Cyn. Rd., 6-16-13. © Ron Vanderhoff.