|Scientific Name||Mimulus guttatus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MIGU|
|Common Name||Yellow Monkeyflower, Common Monkeyflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33236|
|Family||Phrymaceae (Lopseed), formerly Scrophulariaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Plains to alpine (5000 to 12000 ft.); wet areas in meadows, along streams and seeps, mossy areas.
Plant: Erect annual or perennial 2 to 22 inches tall; weak, hollow stems.
Leaves: Deep green, opposite, ovate to round with irregular, crenate margins; lower leaves short-petiolate, upper sessile.
Inflorescence: Terminal racemes of multiple flowers, usually 5 or more, intermediate pairs of blossoms on pedicels rising from pair of opposite bracts; flowers two-lipped yellow, tubular, 3/8 to 1 inch long; upper lip two-lobed, larger lower lip is 3-lobed with a few to several reddish-brown spots and bearded throat.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Jepson eFlora, American Southwest, and SEINet.
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