HYBRID MONKEYFLOWER

Mimulus × robertsii

Monkeyflower Family [Phrymaceae]

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30th June 2012, under Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbys. Photo: © Mel Hardy
A stream of Hybrid Monkeyflower.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Always grows in shallow wettish places.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Spreads readily.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Like Blood-Drop Emlets, it has reddish blotches on the five lobes of the corolla.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
It is trumpet, or euphonium-shaped.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
The blotches on the lobes are variable in colour, and can be orange-red, as here.


30th June 2012, under Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbys. Photo: © Mel Hardy
The blotches can instead be dark red to purplish-brown whereas those of Blood-Drop Emlets are only reddish.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Smaller spots and blotches in the throat of the flower.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Throat is roughly open (rather than closed off) and the plant is usually sterile, spreading vegetatively.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
The throat may, or may not, be hairy.


30th June 2012, under Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbys. Photo: © Mel Hardy
These specimens have little or no hairs in the throat.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Sepal tube has teeth, as may some of the leaves.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
A young plant.


Not to be confused with : Coppery Monkeyflower (Mimulus × bernteii), which it most closely resembles, but that has a copper-coloured corolla and is much less abundant.

Monkeyflowers are complicated, with numerous hybrids abounding:

Hybrid Monkeyflower is often mistakenly identified as Blood-Drop Emlets, which occurs more in the north, such as Scotland. It is the hybrid between Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus) and Blood-Drop Emlets (Mimulus luteus), which is much less likely to be found.

Scottish Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus) is a double-hybrid between Hybrid Moneyflower(Mimulus × Robertsii) and Coppery Monkeyflower (Mimulus × burnetii).

There is another double-hybrid called Mimulus cupreus × guttatus × luteus, this time between Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus) and Blood-Drop Emlets (Mimulus luteus) plus Mimulus cupreus (which seems to lack a common name).

No relation to : Monkey Orchid [a plant with similar name from a differing family].


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HYBRID MONKEYFLOWER

Mimulus × robertsii

Monkeyflower Family [Phrymaceae]

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