Mimulus aurantiacus

Mimulus aurantiacus  Curtis subsp. aurantiacus
Southern bush monkey flower

Family:  Scrophulariaceae

Habit:  Erect, branched shrub 6 to 20 dm. tall with showy yellow flowers.

Distribution:  Rocky places, foothills and in oak woodlands, with many local forms throughout California.

Seed unit:  Free seed.

Seed:  Fusiform, 1 mm. long, found in capsules 20 mm. long.   

Embryo:  Small, linear in fleshy endosperm.

Purity instructions:  Pure seed definition:
AOSA: PSU#1 - Seed, with or without seed coat. Piece of broken seed, with or without seed coat, larger than one-half the original size.

Lab notes:  Seed should be removed from the capsule before planting; capsule material is considered inert.  

Average pure seed units per gram:  27,398 seeds per gram (based on AOSA pure seed units only from 48 samples received for testing from 1992 to 2002).

Range of percent pure seed:  1% to 9%

Range of percent inert:  90% to 99%

Description of inert:  Plant material

Planting instructions:  400 seeds, TB, 21 days @ 15°C; for fresh and dormant seed, 15°C and GA3 recommended.

References:  (link to main reference page)
Hickman, J.C., Ed.  1993.  p. 1040
Munz, P.A. and D.D. Keck.  1968.  p. 624.
Ransom Seed Laboratory