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Mimulus lewisii Purple monkey-flower

Mimulus lewisii

Phrymaceae (formerly Scrophulariaceae

purple monkey-flower

Mimulus lewisii at UW Burke museum

 

Note the small flies, I beleive they must serve as pollinators, I have seen them on this plant at Cascade Pass as well.

 

I have read that M. lewisii are pollinated by bumblebees, but that is not what I have observed.

Speciation in Monkeyflowers

 

Rainier View Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA

Elevation ~ 5800 feet (1750 m.)

22 July 2006

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