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MONKEYFLOWER Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae) * Height 50cm. Attractive and distinctive perennial, the upper parts of which are downy. Grows in damp soil, typically beside streams and rivers. FLOWERS are 25-45mm across and showy, the corolla yellow, marked with small red spots and a 3-lobed lower lip and 2-lobed upper lip; borne in open, terminal clusters (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval and borne in opposite pairs; upper ones unstalked and clasping. STATUS-N American species, introduced and now widely naturalised across the region.