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monkey flower

n.
Any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Mimulus, having variously colored, two-lipped flowers.

[From the pattern of spots on its flowers.]

monkey flower

n
(Plants) any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red flowers. See also musk3

mon′key flow`er


n.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Mimulus, of the figwort family, having flowers in a variety of colors that resemble a face.
[1780–90]
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The introduction of the Monkey Flower to the UK can be traced to the early 19th century.
Garden-friendly choices include California lilac (Ceanothus), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), monkey flower (Mimulus), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), and white sage (Salvia apiana).
My neighborhood botanical census includes no more than a handful of species--coast live oak, flowering currant, monkey flower, Douglas iris--native to the coast of Northern California.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a useful list of native rain garden plants by region, such as blue lobelia and cinnamon fern in the Northeast; cardinal flower and giant coneflower in the deep South; and ironweed, monkey flower and big-toothed sunflower in the Midwest.
Flowers sprawl over the ground: red columbine, pink shooting stars, magenta pentstemon, purple aster, pink monkey flower, and orange tiger lilies.
On a recent visit, bright monkey flower blossoms covered the ground at the Browder Ridge trailhead, and nearby rhododendrons still bloomed.
Useful flowers for healing grief, emptiness, sorrow, depression, loneliness: Star of Bethlehem for grief Mustard for depression; Gorse uplifts hopelessness; Queen Ann's Lace integrates sexuality, with spirituality; Pink Monkey Flower eases feelings of unworthiness and shame; Sage gives the ability to bless and value life experience.
Other good bets are bee balm or wild bergamot, cardinal flower, trumpet creeper, ocotillo, lupines, scarlet monkey flower and fire pink.
The site, once a farm, is being restored to its native San Diego heritage with plants such as California sagebrush, coastal sage, coast blue lilac, western sycamore, and monkey flower.
I see you, monkey flower," says Piki in the show's first episode, gazing fondly upon her friend.