Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Monkey-flower, Erythranthe guttata, Buí an bhogaigh
Photographs: Bantry, Co. Cork

Erythranthe guttata (Mimulus guttatus)
Buí an bhogaigh
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering: June-September. Perennial. Introduced.

Two-lipped yellow flowers with small red spots only in throat, the lower lip longer than the upper. Anthers have pollen, otherwise the plant is a hybrid. The flower stalks and calyx are downy. Leaves are opposite and broad-toothed and there are many creeping stolons. Height to 75cm

A garden escape often found near water and in water-side fields

Similar: Hybrids with Blood-drop-emlets, Erythranthe lutea occur: Erythranthe guttata x lutea = E. x robertsii

Monkey-flower, Mimulus guttatus, Buí an bhogaigh

Monkey-flower, Mimulus guttatus, Buí an bhogaigh
Monkey-flower, Erythranthe guttata (Mimulus guttatus), Buí an bhogaigh

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