Scientific Name:
Erythranthe guttata (Fisch. ex DC.) G.L.Nesom in Barker et al., 2012-39: 43 (2012)
  • Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC. (1813)

Perennial herb with stems ascending to c. 60 cm tall. Lower lvs shortly petiolate, the upper sessile. Lamina 2.5–12 × 1.5–8 cm, broad-ovate, or broad-elliptic to suborbicular, mostly glabrous, membranous, crenate, sometimes basal teeth again divided; apex usually rounded. Upper lvs wider than long, amplexicaul, sometimes hairy. Fls solitary in axils of upper lvs. Pedicels 1–4 cm long at anthesis, slender, usually densely glandular-hairy. Calyx 1.2–1.7 cm long, tubular-campanulate, accrescent and becoming inflated; teeth glandular-hairy, much < tube, the uppermost longer than lower. Corolla 3–4.5 cm long, strongly irregular, yellow with red dots in throat on bearded lower lip; upper lip with pouch ± closing throat. Capsule c. 10 mm long, oblong. Seeds reticulate.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Mimulus guttatus DC.]


Flowering: Nov.–Mar.

Barker, W.R.; Nesom, G.L.; Beardsley, P.M.; Fraga, N.S. 2012: A taxonomic conspectus of Phrymaceae: A narrowed circumscriptions for Mimulus, new and resurrected genera, and new names and combinations. Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60.
Biosecurity New Zealand 2012: Regional Pest Management Strategies Database. [as Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC.]
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42. [as Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC.]