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Mimulus moschatus

Musk monkeyflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPhrymaceaeLopseed family
GenusMimulusFrom Greek mimō, “ape” (from the shape of the corolla); historically the genus was “Scrophulariaceae”
Speciesmoschatus

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Mimulus moschatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Mimulus moschatus (musk monkeyflower)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)