Mimulus ringens Allegheny Monkey Flower
A small rhizomatous herbaceous plant that typically grows along streambanks and in wet meadows. The flowers are thought to resemble a monkey’s face when pinched between the fingers. Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
A dainty, herbaceous plant with angular stems and opposite, serrated leaves that grasp the stalk (petiole is absent). Its flowers are bright lavender.
Moist to Wet
Loamy, Rich Soils
Intolerant, Full Sun
Occurs throughout the entire eastern United States (excluding Florida), much of the northern United States and southern Canada, and down along the west coast of the United States through California.
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