Botanical name: Mimulus nepalensis Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)
Synonyms: Mimulus assamicus
Nepal Monkey Flower is a perennial spreading herb, rooting at nodes, or erect leafy stems 15-25 cm tall. Oppositely arranged elliptic leaves are coarsely toothed and stalked, mostly 2-2.5 cm. Flowers are yellow, tubular, weakly 2-lipped, the upper lip erect, 2-lobed, the lower one 3-lobed, spreading. Flowers are born singly in leaf axils, on stalks which are generally longer than the leaves. Flowers are 1.5-2.5 cm long. Sepal cup is 1 cm long, tubular, distinctly 5-angled, with very short sepals. Sepal cup is inflated in fruit. Nepal Monkey Flower is found in forests and damp place of the Eastern part of Himalayas, from C. Nepal to SW China and Burma, at altitudes of 1200-300 m. Flowering: April-September.
Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé
The flower labeled Nepal Monkey Flower is ...