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Sticky Monkey!

Another beautiful flower showing up in the canyon now is the sticky monkey-flower, it’s seen cascading off the sides of the canyon and along the fringes of the road cuts , the images below were taken about 1 mile in from the coast.

Diplacus aurantiacus, the sticky monkey-flower or orange bush monkey-flower, is a flowering plant that is native to southwestern North America from southwestern Oregon south through most of California. The flowers are tubular at the base and about 2 centimeters long with five broad lobes; they occur in a variety of shades from white to red, the most common color being a light orange. They are honey plants pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. It grows in many climates and will thrive in many types of soil, wet, dry, sandy, or rocky.