Photographer: Corey Raimond
Mimulus glabratus Kunth var. jamesii (Torr. & A.Gray ex Benth.) A.Gray
James' monkey-flower, round-leaved monkey-flower
Mimulus: may come either from Greek mimo, "an ape," because of resemblance of markings of seeds to face of a monkey, or from Latin mimus, "an actor or mimic," because flower is like mouthpiece of one of the grinning masks worn by classical actors.
glabratus: Latin for "smooth" referring to lack of hairs on leaves and stems
|Plant: ||drooping to erect perennial, 1"-20" tall, aquatic forb; stems weak, mostly smooth|
|Flower: ||yellow often with reddish dots, 5-parted, 1/3"-1" long, throat open, lower lip bearded, sepals connected into a tube, 4 stamens, long-stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.|
|Habitat: ||wet; shallows, spring ponds; in limy soil|