Michigan Monkey-flower
Mimulus michiganensis
previously Mimulus glabratus var. michiganensis

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Habitat: Found only in Michigan, USA, in cold clear year-round streams and seeps.

Form: Semi-aquatic herb

Flower: Yellow snapdragon-like flower with orange spots, blooms June-July.

Foliage: Opposite, palmate, sometimes fuzzy glandular leaves.

Notes: The Michigan Monkey-flower is one of the rarest flowering plants in Michigan, found in less than 2 dozen locations, within 100 miles north and south of the Straits of Mackinac. It is a spectacular sight to come across a clump of these growing along a stream in a sunny opening in a cedar swamp.


Michigan MonkeyFlower
Mimulus michiganensis
was Mimulus glabratus var. michiganensis

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