HYBRID MONKEYFLOWER

Mimulus × robertsii

Monkeyflower Family [Phrymaceae]

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status
statusZneophyte
 
flower
flower8bicolour
 
flower
flower8yellow
 
inner
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morph
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petals
petalsZ5
 
type
typeZtrumpet
 
stem
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sex
sexZsterile
usually

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
Grows either in water or beside water.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Seems to spread readily.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
Like Blood-Drop Emlets, it has reddish blotches.


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, or orange or red or purplish-brown. The blotches are veriably developed within the throat and on the lobes.


30th June 2012, under Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbys. Photo: © Mel Hardy
The blotches can instead be dark red to purplish-brown whereas the trumpets of Blood-Drop Emlets are yellow with red spots in the throat and reddish blotches on the lobes.


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
In this specimen there are smaller spots and blotches in the throat of the flower.


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


23 Aug 2007, Dubbs Beck, Moor Howe, Windermere. Photo: © RWD
The throat of the flower is variably hairy above and approximately open, give or take.


30th June 2012, under Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbys. Photo: © Mel Hardy
These specimens have little or no hairs in the throat, but as a whole, the plant is variably hairy.


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 very 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.

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


  Mimulus × robertsii  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Phrymaceae  

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(Monkeyflowers)

HYBRID MONKEYFLOWER

Mimulus × robertsii

Monkeyflower Family [Phrymaceae]

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