|Common Monkeyflower is a member of the
Snapdragon or Figwort Family.
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has dark green,
oval leaves with toothed edges that grow on opposite sides of the
4 inches in length. The plant
typically grows in wet areas along streams or near springs at elevations between
500 - 9500 feet.
Native Americans used the leaves
of the Common Monkeyflower for salad greens.
Common Monkeyflower blooms between March - September
and produces a bright yellow flower with
red spots in the throat and two
upper pointing lobes and three that point downward. Flowers typically
grow to 1.5 inches in length and 1.25 inches in width.