Monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens)
A wetland plant with a unique pink flower said to resemble a monkey’s face. Hosts the beautiful buckeye butterfly!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Jul-Sep
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bumblebees. Hosts the chalcedony midget moth and the buckeye butterfly. Not an aggressive spreader, but small populations are tall enough to shelter wetland animals. Possibly resistant to deer browsing.