Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Mimulus moschatus Douglas
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.
|Status: ||Introduced - adventive|
|Plant: ||creeping base, erect perennial, 8"-16" tall forb|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted; blooms July-Aug.|
|Habitat: ||wet; brooks, springs|
|Notes: ||musky odor|