Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Mimulus ringens L. var. ringens image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

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Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

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Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Scrophulariaceae
Mimulus ringens L. var. ringens
Allegheny monkey-flower, 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.
ringens: Latin for "gaping"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-40" tall forb, smooth; stems 4-angled with narrow wings
Flower: pink to blue, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, lower lip arching in the open throat, sepals connected into a tube, 4 stamens, long-stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:opposite, stalkless
Habitat: full sun; wet to moist; meadows, shores, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Mimulus minthodes Greene
Mimulus pallidus Salisb.
Mimulus ringens L. f. roseus Fassett
Mimulus ringens L. var. congesta Farw.
Mimulus ringens L. var. minthodes (Greene) A.L.Grant

         
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