Name : Allegheny Monkeyflower
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Leaf : Thin ; elongated ; shortened top ; opposite to one another.
Flowers : Large ; purple with a yellow or white centre ; 3 petals toward the bottom, one toward the top.
Size : Approximately 75 cm.
Did you know that the Allegheny Monkeyflower’s scientific name, Mimulus, comes from the latin word mimus, meaning a comedy actor ? You can press the sides of the flower between your fingers and it will smile at you.