Monkeyflower

Mimulus glabratus

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Mimulus /ˈmɪmjuːləs/ is a plant genus in the family Phrymaceae, which was traditionally placed in family Scrophulariaceae. The genus now contains only seven species, two native to eastern North America and the other five native to Asia, Australia, Africa, or Madagascar. In the past, about 150 species were placed in this genus, most of which have since been assigned to other genera, the majority to genus Erythranthe. Mimulus species prefer wet or moist areas and are...

Round Leaf Monkeyflower 4

The Round Leaf Monkeyflower is the brightest in its habitat. Its common name is Musk flower and its scientific name is Mimulus glabratus. According to an article, Monkeyflowers grow in most of the United States. The stem of this flower is very soft and tall. The leaves are also soft and the flower is bright yellow and the lower lip of the flower is hairy. The leaves are edible. They can be eaten either raw or cooked. This plant also grows on wet areas including marshes, stream banks, and wet meadows. The name ¨Monkeyflower¨ refers to an unusual looking flower that resembles a smiling monkey. They have a smooth or hairy stem that can reach 4-5 inches high.

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https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/usda-planting-zonemap.htm
https://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/round-leaf-monkey-flower
www.softschool.com/facts/plants/monkey_flower_facts/1560/

By Maria, age 13
Eselda, age 12

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  1. (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/13892958@N07/4723635123
  2. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/41735082985/
  3. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimulus
  4. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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