Allegheny Monkeyflower

Botanical Name: Mimulus ringens

Height: about 60 cm. Highly variable with soil conditions

Season of bloom: Summer.

Growing Conditions: Sun. Moist to wet soil.

Wildlife benefits:  Bumblebees are strong enough to force their way into the partially closed throat of the flower. Caterpillars of the Buckeye butterfly feed on the foliage. Although White Turtlehead is the primary host plant, later instars of Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars sometimes migrate to feed on Monkey Flower – reason enough to plant Monkeyflower and White Turtlehead in your wetland garden.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

Remarks: Seldom a great many blooms at one time, but plants are in bloom for a long period.

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