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Mimulus alatus
Monkey flower


Interesting info

Attractive flower is supposed to resemble the face of a monkey.

Some white monkey flowers have been seen at the preserve; these are listed as rare in botanical guides.

Blooms along with the beautiful cardinal flower.

You ought to know

Height: 1' - 5'

Frequency: Only a few plants found in low, very wet woods.

Blooms: August

Range: Considered frequent in southern Indiana, less so in the north where the similar Mimulus ringens grows.

Also found from Connecticut to Nebraska and from north Florida to east Texas.

Unusual white monkeyflower