Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Monkey Flower, Sharpwing Monkeyflower

Monkey Flower, Sharpwing Monkeyflower 

Mimulus alatus

Part sun/part shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich organic soil but tolerates most soils except rocky, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2-5 ft. height, blooms in summer, lavender blue to pink flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by re-seeding and at a slow rate by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide

This species is a wetland plant in Tennessee.  Not a strong colonizer.  Larval food for the Buckeye butterfly caterpillar.

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