A race which includes many moisture-loving perennial
herbs found chiefly in North America, but some
are from Africa, Asia and Australasia.
The leaves vary from oblong to lance-shaped with
Mimulus luteus can vary in height from twelve to eighteen
inches with flowers comprising two upper and three
lower lobes of deep yellow with dark blotches,
the corolla being from one to two inches long.
Mimulus ringens reaches from two to four feet, with
flowers that vary from violet to white. Mimulus cardinalis
reaches one to two feet, with scarlet flowers.
Mimulus moschatus is the Musk Plant with creeping
roots and stems up to six inches, bearing small
pale yellow flowers lightly spotted brown.
Mimulus guttatus, native to Britain and North
America, grows two to two and a half feet, with
yellow flowers, spotted red.
Mimulus lewisii, twelve inches, with rose flowers,
is from north-west America. In the moister parts
of herbaceous borders, and in some shade, these
plants are easily grown.
Propagate by division, cuttings, or from seed.
The flowering season is continuous throughout
See also : Musk