Monkeyflower - Erythranthe guttata

Alternative names
Monkey-flower or Monkey Flower Mimulus guttata

Short to medium almost hairless plant. Stem hollow, ascending to erect. Leaves oval, irregularly toothed, only the lower stalked. Flowers bright yellow, usually with reddish brown spots in the mouth, 25 to 45 mm long, the corolla mouth closed by two hairy ridges on the lower lip, flower stem glandular-hairy.

Identification difficulty

Wet and marshy habitats, river and lake margins.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread but local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 12 of the 617 tetrads.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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