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Directory of Wildflowers

Monkey Flower
Mimulus ringens

Monkey Flower
Monkey Flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 

Features

Violet, lobed flowers which resemble faces.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist to wet soils.

Notes

Found in swamps and other wet places.