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