Common name: Pink monkey-flower / Lewis’ monkey-flower / Purple monkey-flower

Description: Purple flowers in image

Family: Phrymaceae

Information: This perennial was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This plant is found in mid to high elevations in clearings, along streams, and in open forest in very wet areas (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014).

Photos: A wet meadow in the South Chilcotin Mtns. Provincial Park at an approx. elevation of 1800m. Co-occurring meadow species such as Arnica (yellow), Paintbrush (red/pink), and alpine daisy (white) seen in bottom photo. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Mimulus%20lewisii. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.