Phrymaceae: Lopseed Family — Monkeyflowers
Monkeyflowers used to be treated as Mimulus but recent scientific literature has divided them between two genera, Diplacus and Erythranthe. Diplacus (which include but are not confined to the shrubby monkeyflowers) are characterized by flowers which are either sessile or have pedicels shorter than the calyx and which are persistent (remain attached) after flowering. Erythranthe have flowers with a pedicel longer than the calyx and which are deciduous (fall) after flowering. Both Diplacus and Erythranthe include plants with comparatively large yellow or orange flowers and plants with comparatively small magenta to purple flowers.