Mimulus ringens

Monkey Flower

This native shoreline plant produces violet or pinkish blossoms in mid-summer that resemble small snapdragons. Flowers are said to resemble the face of a happy monkey, hence the name.

Height: 1-3 feet

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Moist to wet soils

Flowers: Blue/Purple to Red/Pink flowers in June to September

Attracts: Butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host