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Allegheny monkeyflower

Mimulus ringens

Description:

This is rhizomatous perennial growing 20 centimeters to well over a meter tall, its 4-angled stem usually erect. The oppositely arranged leaves are lance-shaped to oblong, up to 8 centimeters long, and sometimes joined or nearly so clasping the stem. The herbage is hairless. The flower 2 to 3 centimeters long, its tubular base encapsulated in a ribbed calyx of sepals with pointed lobes. The flower is lavender in color and divided into an upper lip and a larger, swollen lower lip. — Wikipedia

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BonnieLewis
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BonnieLewis

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2016
Submitted on Mar 31, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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