Mimulus guttatus
Yellow Monkey Flower

This one lives by the waterfall in the front yard pond.
This one has true weed potential. From a single two inch
pot has erupted into a carpet of plants that cover a two
square foot area with no soil - a spontaneous hydroponic.


From that single innocent plant above last summer to this in a single season - BEWARE!

04/29/2005 - first blooms open.
It's going to be beautiful in bloom, but without
control it'll take over the entire pond in 3 seasons.

The Great Collapse - 05/06/2005
The whole group of plants spontaneously laid down flat and dipped their faces in
the pond. The tips are curving upward once again, but the effect is rather different