Friday, August 15, 2014

Stunt Double

I just discovered that I have been seeing double.....
These flowers are both Monkey Flowers but with a few small differences....
After you see them maybe you will understand why I thought I was seeing double.... lol

Sticky Monkey Flower
(Mimulus aurantiacus)

With the Sticky Monkey Flower the leaves are sticky 
and produce a phenolic resin that deters larvae from feeding on it

Yellow Monkey Flower
(Mimulus guttatus)

Both flowers are popular with bees and birds.


  1. wow, never seen or heard of either of these. i like the both. learning something new daily in blog land

  2. They do look very similar. I like them both.