Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


935

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in marshes, bogs, wet meadows, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun 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 ringens var. ringens   FAMILY Phrymaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mimulus ringens var. ringens   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-11-002:
Mimulus ringens   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Monkey-flower, Square-stemmed Monkey-flower


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image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm100626_086

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm0507e_11

July    Fayette County    WV

Hawks Nest State Park

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Keith Bradley    kab_mimulus_1850

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Keith Bradley    kab_mimulus_1866

July    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Gill Newberry    gn08_mimulus_fl

August        

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm060805_097

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The throat has a raised palate shaded with yellow, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm060813_003

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm060813_030

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves stalkless, and the flower stalk is longer than the calyx, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm060813_034

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm060813_039

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves sessile, often clasping the stem, with obscurely crenate margins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

JK Marlow    jkm111026_075

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

The capsule is enclosed by the persistent calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.