Scrophulariaceae
Mimulus tilingii

Mountain Monkeyflower

Small mat, not spreading by stolons, hairless. Leaves opposite, oval to round, stalkless but not clasping stem, shorter than flower stems. Flowers on single stems in leaf axils at top, about 1 in. long with unequal, deeply divided lobes, throat spotted with red. Grows in seeps, wet meadows, at mid to high elevations in mountains. Easily confused with M. guttatus, which has stolons, usually more obvious red dots on throat, and grows only to mid elevations. In areas where they come together they sometimes hybridize.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes