Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Mimulus glabratus Kunth var. jamesii (Torr. & A.Gray ex Benth.) A.Gray image
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Robert H. Read
Family Scrophulariaceae
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
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Status: Native
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.
Fruit:cylindrical capsule
Leaf:opposite, palmately-veined
Habitat: wet; shallows, spring ponds; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Mimulus geyeri Torr.
Mimulus glabratus Kunth var. fremontii (Benth.) A.L.Grant
Mimulus inamoenus Greene
Mimulus jamesii Torr. & A.Gray ex Benth.
Mimulus jamesii Torr. & A.Gray ex Benth. var. fremontii Benth.
Mimulus reniformis Engelm. ex Benth.

         
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