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Purple Monkey Flower

August 12th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Purple Monkey Flower
“Mimulus are called monkey-flowers because some species have flowers shaped like a monkeys face, others have painted faces resembling a monkey. The generic name, Latin mimus meaning “mimic actor”, from the Greek mimos meaning “imitator” also references this. The stem of a few species of Mimulus can be either smooth or hairy, and this trait is determined by a simple allelic difference.” Quoted from Mimulus on Wikipedia.

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