Scrophulariaceae
Mimulus primuloides

Primrose Monkeyflower

Dense mats of leaves bearing erect thin stems. Leaves shiny or covered with slimy white hairs. Subsp. linearifolius has long, thin, erect leaves, flowering stems to 5 in. Subsp. primuloides has oval to round leaves in rosettes, short flower stems. Both subspecies have rigid leafless stems, single erect flowers. Flowers yellow, lobes widely spreading, tips notched, 3 lower lobes each with red dot at throat. Grows in wet seeps, edges of streams, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 5 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes