West Highland Flora

Monkey Flower


Mimulus guttatus

 

Mimulus guttatus

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Aug 2002 Broadford, Skye

 

Frequent in ditches and wet ground in lowland areas, usually near habitation.

Height c 40-70 cm.  Flower c 3-4 cm in length

ID: Distinguished from Blood-drop Emlets and its hybrids by: Densely hairy on flower-stalk and calyx-ribs, upper flower-stalks 3 cm or less, flower has lower lip (i.e. lower 3 lobes) much longer than upper lip (i.e upper 2 lobes), flower does not have red blotches on lobes but only small red spots in throat.  Musk (M Moschatus), has much smaller regular-shaped flowers with 5 equal petal-lobes.

Other features: A well naturalised garden escape, from North America.  Leaves opposite, the lower ones stalked.  Stamens 4, style 1.

 

  Mimulus guttatus

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Aug 2002 Broadford, Skye

 

 

Mimulus guttatus

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye


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