Allegheny Monkey Flower
This plant is quite similar to Winged Monkey Flower (Mimulus alatus), but it is less rare, its lavender flowers are produced on long stalks, & it's native range is larger, found in marshes, bogs, stream banks & wet meadows, food plant for Common Buckeye Butterfly caterpillars (Junonia coenia), spreads by rhizomes & seed, good rain garden plant.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-9b
Native Range: SK to NS, south to Ga, & ne. TX. Rare in ME
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks, tiny seed, surface sow
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