Found along streams, ponds, in swamps, and wet meadows square stem monkey flower spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding.
Mimulus ringens has blue, snapdragon like flowers that supposedly resemble the face of a monkey. The plant spreads by self-seeing and rhizomes. Found in swamps, wet meadows, edges of ponds and stream banks, the plant needs adequate moisture and full sun.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MIRI