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Large Monkey Flower
(Seep Monkeyflower, Golden Monkeyflower)

Mimulus guttatus



First Noted by Expedition
July 4, 1806, in Missoula, Montana.
 

Description
An extremely variable, leafy plant ranging from spindly and tiny to large and bushy, with yellow bilaterally symmetrical flowers on slender stalks in upper leaf axils. Corolla 0.5-1.5 in (1.3-3.8 cm) long. Leaves 0.5-4 in (1.3-10 cm) long, ovate. Height: to 3 ft (0.3 m).
 

Habitat
Wet places from sea level to mountains.
 

Range
Throughout western North America from Alaska to Mexico; naturalized in the East and occurring in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, and probably elsewhere.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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