Mimulus ringens: Square Stem Monkey Flower
Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail
Bloom Period: June–August
Habitat: Wet areas, swamps; full to partial sun and rich soil
- Bloom supposed to suggest a monkey’s face.
- Stem square.
- Moved from figwort family to lopseed.
- Mimulus from the Latin for buffoon.
- Bumblebees frequent this plant because they are strong enough to force their way into the partially closed corolla.