Oat Hill Mine Trail

Kellogg's monkeyflower (Mimulus kelloggii) has tubular flowers with two upper lobes that are wider than the three lower lobes. The flower is reddish-purple in color, darkening in the throat where it is spotted with yellow. The stigma & anthers are very close to each other in this species, making it more likely to inbreed, The effects of inbreeding in the host plants can extend into herbivore, pathogen, and pollinator populations, particularly the bees! It is native to the mountains and foothills of northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in bare, disturbed, and shifting substrates, such as recent rockslides and scree. Family: Phrymaceae, formerly Scrophularia.