Mimulus glabratus var. jamesii (Torr. & A.Gray ex Benth.) A.Gray  
Family: Phrymaceae
James' monkey-flower, round-leaved monkey-flower
[Mimulus glabratus var. fremontii Kunth]
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Corey Raimond  
Etymology: Mimulus: may come either from Greek mimo, "an ape," because of resemblance of markings of seeds to face of a monkey, or from Latin mimus, "an actor or mimic," because flower is like mouthpiece of one of the grinning masks worn by classical actors.
Plants: drooping to erect perennial, 1"-20" tall, aquatic forb; stems weak, mostly smooth
Leaves: opposite, palmately-veined
Flowers: yellow often with reddish dots, 5-parted, 1/3"-1" long, throat open, lower lip bearded, sepals connected into a tube, 4 stamens, long-stalked flowers from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: cylindrical capsule
Habitat: wet; shallows, spring ponds; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Mimulus glabratus var. jamesii image
Robert H. Read  
Mimulus glabratus var. jamesii image
Robert H. Read  
Mimulus glabratus var. jamesii image
Botanical Illustration  
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