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Pest Information

Allegheny Monkeyflower

Allegheny Monkeyflower

  • Latin Name: Mimulus Ringens
  • Common Name: Allegheny Monkeyflower
  • Other Names: Ringen monkeyflower

Pest Details

Allegheny Monkeyflower
Allegheny Monkeyflower
Allegheny Monkeyflower


Native to eastern North America, and present throughout the eastern half of the continent to the Rocky Mountains, as well as in California, Oregon, and Idaho.


A perennial plant found particularly in wet areas along roadsides or in bogs and marshes. Foliage dies back in the winter, and reproduction is from seeds.


Mature plants can be over 2 feet in height as erect, slender plants with sparsely branched stems. Leaves are dark green and smooth, lance-shaped and without stalks, even seeming to envelop the stem at their base. Flowers occur singly on a long stalk that arises from the base of the leaf, and these are purple to bluish in color. The petals are fused at their bases to form a deep tube that is surrounded by the long, green calyx.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Not generally present in numbers that present a problem. Control is not needed.

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