Sticky Monkey Flower

August 6, 2015

Sticky Monkey Flower

August 6, 2015

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Sticky Monkey Flower,  Mimulus aurantiacus, is  flowering plant native to North America from Southwestern Oregon through most of California. It grows 4 feet tall, has deep green sticky leaves and it's flowers are roughly about 2 cm long. They are honey plants pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. Its flowers and roots treat a number of ailments but useful as an anitspetic helping minor scrapes and burns to heal quickly.

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  1. Honestly, this is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. The colors are amazing. It looks like iPad "wallpaper." Are the sticky monkey flowere the same as what we called "honeysuckle" back in the day? can you pluck them and suck the nectar out of them?? A "sweet" childhood memory...

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