Creek Monkeyflower

Mimulus guttatus

Showy yellow-blooming perennial that blooms early in the spring for several months. Found in moist places, like seeps, around creeks, near ponds. Vigorous and easy to grow, the new leaves are edible, and the flowers are a native bee magnet. Spreads through rhizomes as well as reseeding freely. 1' tall, upright habit.