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Monkey Flower, Sharpwing Monkeyflower
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.