Mimulus cardinalis Douglas ex. Benth.
M. ringens L.
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Small, ascending to erect, rhizomatous. Stems creeping to erect, ± branched, glabrous or with sticky hairs. Leaves opposite, decussate; sessile or amplexicauline; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong or obovate, glabrous to downy; apex acute; base attenuate to round; margin typically serrate; venation pinnate. Flowers solitary in leaf axils; pedicellate; typically lavender to blue-violet, orange to red, less often yellow or white; calyx tube 5-lobed, lobes acute to acuminate, ± puberulent to hairy; corolla tube 2-lipped, upper lip erect, 2-lobed, sometimes reflexed, lower lip 3-lobed, often with 2 pubescent ridges, lateral lobes may be strongly reflexed; stamens 4, filaments adnate to corolla tube; stigma 2-lobed, often sensitive.
in moist to wet areas along streams, pond margins, springs, and seepages, in areas prone to occasional flooding or standing water
A genus of over 150 species, with many in wetland and riparian habitats.