This tiny, cheery annual grows in vernal wet seeps. The thick masses of Mimulus alsinoides look like a solid yellow river tracing these seeps along a west facing cliff. As long as it doesn't get too warm or dry, they will last for a month or so. The red dot looks as though it must be a guide or landing pad for some pollinator but neither of us have seen anything on these flowers or can find a reference to a pollinator.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.