Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Allegheny monkey flower
Mimulus ringens
Location: Rain garden @ nw corner
1-3 ft, june-sept blooming. Best naturalized in moist to wet soils in water gardens, bog gardens, wet meadows, water margins or low spots. May be grown in moist soils in borders as long as soils do not dry out. upright perennial which typically occurs in swampy areas, wet meadows, pond/streambanks and low woods. Typically grows 1-3' (less frequently to 4') tall on erect, square, sometimes branching stems. Features lilac-purple, snapdragon-like flowers with two-lipped, open-mouthed corollas. Each flower purportedly resembles the face of a smiling monkey.
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Genus: Mimulus (Monkeyflowers)
Family: Scrophulariaceae (figworts, scrofulaires)
Order: Lamiales (lamiales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)