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.

3 comments:

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

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

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