Mimulus guttatus is an annual to sometimes perennial that grows in seeps, springs or along creeks. Useful along the edges of ponds or the fountains. Very floriforus for months in spring-summer. Seep monkey flower is well liked by hummingbirds, disliked by deer. If Seep monkey flower goes dry it disappears, sometimes coming back, sometimes it is a dead monkey, usually it is like a seep, comes back next year. In a seasonal seep, among boulders, in blue oak woodland, plants occurring nearby
are Thalictrum fendleri, Zauschneria cana, and Asclepias fascicularis.
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Mimulus guttatus tolerates sand, clay, serpentine, no drainage and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Mimulus guttatus is deciduous.
Flower of Mimulus guttatus has color yellow.
Communities for Mimulus guttatus:Riparian (rivers & creeks).