Mimulus alatus

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Common Name:  Monkey Flower, Sharpwing Monkeyflower 

Part sun/part shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich organic soil but tolerates most soils except rocky, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2-5 ft. height, blooms in summer, lavender blue to pink flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by re-seeding and at a slow rate by rhizomes.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region: Statewide

This species is a wetland plant in Tennessee.  Not a strong colonizer.  Larval food for the Buckeye butterfly caterpillar.

Monkey Flower, Sharpwing Monkeyflower - Mimulus alatus 2
Photo Courtesy John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/