Mimulus aurantiacus Curtis subsp. aurantiacus
Southern bush monkey flower
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