Monkey Flower, Musk Flower
Height: 4-12" (10-30cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Cream, yellow, orange, red ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Scrophulariales (Figwort Order) Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
(under the APGIII system, this plant is now in the
Genus: Mimulus (Monkey Flower) Species: hybridus (hybrids) ____________________________________
Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between Mimulus guttatus and Mimulus luteus. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants, but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats and sometimes with plain flowers. They usually self-seed freely in a variety of colours.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (31 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is oval and flattish, still inside the inflated calyx.
Seed The seeds are tiny brown balls, and there are many seeds in a seedpod.
Seedling The seedling has rounded pale green leaves.
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