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Mimulus guttatus
Scrophulariaceae

Height: Up to 16"

Leaves: 4" long and oval. They are dark green and arrainged opposite. The margines are toothed. The upper leaves lack stalks.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to September. The flowers are 1 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide. They are bright yellow with reddish spots in the throat. The upper lip has 2 lobes and the lower lip has 3. The bract, or modified leaves are reddish-purple, have 5 to 7 lobes and are 1" long.

Form/Habitat: 900' to 5,000'. Found in wet places such as brooks and streams.


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