Monkey Flower
Fact File
Taken at Balgray Reservoir on 23rd September 2018 using Nikon D500m with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens,




 



Taken at Faraid Head and Balnakeil Beach on 8th July 2014
with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
Fact File

 
Monkey Flower.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Mimulus guttatus.
Figwort.
Perennial
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Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
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Wet places such as banks of rivers, streams, lakes.
July-September.
30-70 cms.
This pretty flower was brought to British gardens from Alaska in 1812 but escaped to become established in the wild.
Commonly seen along the banks of rivers and canals.
It's name probably arises from the shape of the flower whose petals
look like a smiling monkey. Its scientific name means “little spotted actor”.