Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Bantry, Co.Cork

Mimulus guttatus
Buí an bhogaigh
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering: June-September. Perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Two-lipped yellow flowers with small red spots only in throat. Lower lip longer than upper. Flower stalks, calyx are downy. Anthers have pollen, otherwise plant is a hybrid. Leaves opposite, broad-toothed. Many creeping stolons. Height: To 75 cm.

Usually near water, stream-sides, water-side fields. Garden escape.

Similar: Hybrids with Blood-drop-emlets, M. luteus occur:
Hybrid Monkey-flower, M. × robertsii
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