Mimulus ringens

Common name: Monkey Flower

Native plant

Monkey flower is 1-3' tall, branching frequently to create a bushy appearance. Both the foliage and flowers of this plant are quite attractive. The common name comes from the resemblance of the flower to a monkey's face. It prefers full or partial sun, rich loamy soil, and wet to mesic conditions. The size of a plant is strongly influenced by moisture conditions and soil fertility. Features lilac-purple, snapdragon-like flowers blooming throughout the summer.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Violet

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

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