[Monkeyflowers: The Genus Erythranthe in Mt. Adams Country]

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower

Erythranthe caespitosa

Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Several clusters of yellow-flowered subalpine mountain monkeyflower blooming on mossy mat of woody debris floating on the waters of a small creek in Hellroaring Meadows, Yakama Nation on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........August 12, 2012.

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Nice clusters of subalpine monkeyflower as seen along the Bluff Lake Trail where the trail comes close to picturesque falls on Bird Creek, Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams, Yakama Nation........September 3, 2017.

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Subalpine monkeyflowers seen at left along creeks on the Bird Creek Trail below Crooked Creek Falls, Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams, Yakama Nation.........September 2, 2017. The photo at right shows subalpine monkeyflower blooming on alpine slopes high above Crooked Creek, Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams, Yakama Nation lands.......September 2, 2017.

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Two views of the flower and calyx of subalpine monkeyflower as seen along the Hell Roaring Meadows near its junction with the Heart Lake Trail on Mt. Adams.........September 8, 2001.


Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

The photo at left shows a mass of subalpine monkeyflower growing in Shorthorn Creek at about 5600' along the Shorthorn Trail #16 on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams........July 30, 2005. The photo at right shows subalpine monkeyflower blooming in upper Crooked Creek above the Round the Mountain Trail #9, Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. AdamsWilderness........August 30, 2018.


Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

The photo above shows subalpine monkeyflower as seen along the Hell Roaring Meadows near its junction with the Heart Lake Trail on Mt. Adams.........September 8, 2001. This wildflower commonly grows in cold seeps or in mountain streams.


Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus) - Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Subalpine monkeyflower in bloom in Bird Creek along the Bird Creek Trail, Bird Creek Meadows, Yakama Nationa......August 28, 2019.

Large Mountain Monkey-flower, Subalpine Monkeyflower: Erythranthe caespitosa (Synonyms: Mimulus tilingii, Mimulus tilingii var. caespitosus)

Subalpine monkeyflower as seen in moist mossy streambanks along the trail above Crooked Creek Falls, Bird Creek Meadows, Mt. Adams.........August 13, 2017.

Paul Slichter