Northeast Pollinator Plants
Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)
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Common Name: Monkeyflower
Attracts: Butterflies and serves as a host plant for Common Buckeye and Baltimore Checkerspots.
Use: Naturalizing and Rain Gardens
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist ot Wet
Flower Time: June to September
Flower Color: Lilac Purple
Notes: Mimulus ringens (Monkeyflower) bears showy pale purple flowers through much of the summer, often occurs along streambanks and ponds, a nice addition to moist garden spot and the butterflies will come. The common name is due to the purported resemblance of the flower to a monkeyface...not seeing that, but maybe you will?!
Noted as deer-resistant.
Native to most of US except southwest: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).