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Lewis Monkeyflower
(Pink Monkeyflower, Great Purple Monkeyflower)

Mimulus lewisii



First Noted by Expedition
August 12, 1805, at Lemhi Pass, Montana.
 

Description
Showy, deep pink to red bilaterally symmetrical flowers bloom in profusion near the top of this leafy, several-stemmed plant. Flowers 1.3-2 in (3.1-5 cm) long. Leaves 1-4 in (2.5-10 cm) long, with toothed or plain edges, opposite. Height: 1-3 ft (0.3-0.9 m).
 

Habitat
Wet open places in the mountains.
 

Range
Western Canada; south to the southern Sierra Nevada in California and to the higher mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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