The Bush Monkey Flower
(Diplacus longiflorus) is a perennial shrub native to
California and is common in the San Diego area. The light orange flower is
easily seen in our chaparral habitats.
Monkey Flower prefers coastal sage scrub, oak woodlands, and chaparral plant
communities. It is pollinated by bees and hummingbirds, growing and thriving in
many types of soil, from wet and sandy to dry and rocky.
To see more
photographs of the Bush Monkey Flower, please visit the San Diego Natural
History Museum’s Flora of Baja California database.
PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Egger