Botanical name: Mimulus lewisii Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)
Attractive pink flowers with fuzzy, yellow throats. Monkey flower is a highly diverse plant genus of about 150 species. They are called monkey flowers due to the fact that when you squeeze them at the lower part of the flower, the flower opens, doing so repeatedly, gives the humerous illusion of a monkey. Most of the species are annuals and herbaceous perennials, but a few species are subshrubs with woody stems.
The flower labeled Monkey Flower purple is ...