Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2390

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in SC Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, bottomlands, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lavender/Nearly white
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mimulus alatus   FAMILY Phrymaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimulus alatus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-11-003:
Mimulus alatus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Winged Monkey-flower, Sharpwing Monkey Flower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mial2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mial2_004_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mimulus_alatus

August        

Flowers solitary in leaf axils on stalks shorter than the calyx, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Mimulus alatus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mimulus_alatus_5

August        

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Rusty Wilson    fkw_mimulusalatus_2

Month Unknown    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

image of Mimulus alatus

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mimulusalatus_3

Month Unknown    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

image of Mimulus alatus

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mimulusalatus_4

Month Unknown    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Leaves similar to M. ringens but distinctly petiolate and to 5cm wide (vs. 3), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mimulus alatus

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mimulusalatus_4b

Month Unknown    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

The stem is narrowly winged, & flowers are exceeded by the petiolate leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.