Monkey Musk

Can’t help loving these yellow flowers even though they’re a pest plant in New Zealand. The plant is called Monkey Musk. I took the photos yesterday when we were exploring a rough forestry road out in the country. River Rd, Conical Hill, West Otago. There is more information about the plant HERE.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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    1. Gorgeous flower Steve! The site I linked to had various names including Mimulus in their info so I just used the common name for brevity. They’re lovely blooms 🙂

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  1. Looking at your photos, I immediately thought of snapdragons, and a bit of research shows that I was right. It’s too bad that they are considered invasive here, but that’s quite understandable. I know them, of course, from Minnesota and Nebraska, where they are perennials, but do not survive the harsh winters, so they are treated as annuals. As far as I can tell, they’re not regarded as invasive there. If you gently pinch them side-to-side with your thumb and finger, do the jaws “snap?”

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