Purple monkeyflower


Photo of Purple Monkeyflower (Mimulus lewisii)

Mimulus lewisii

Perennial herb. Grows from 1 to 3 ft. Leaves are eliptical, with wide toothed serrated margin. Flowers are at top of stems, pinkish purple, bilaterally symmetrical and fluted. Important species for local pollinators.

University of Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=mile2

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
High elevations in meadows, near streams and moderately moist soils. Partial shade No