Jul 14 2012

Monkey Face

Published by at 7:30 am under Plants

Does this flower look like a monkey face to you?

Apparently it looked that way to the person who named this the Monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens).

Monkeyflowers are found in wet habitats across most of the U.S and Canada.  In the Pittsburgh area the one place I'm certain to find them at this time of year is in the wet patch below the wooden footbridge at Jennings Prairie.

Dianne Machesney found this one at Moraine State Park last weekend.

(photo by Dianne Machesney)

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