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Macro Flowers Saturday #8-Mimulus Tigrinus-Tiger Monkey Flower

Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday!

I wish all of you a beautiful weekend and hope you have many beautiful flowers today, as always.
I bought some new flowers a few days ago.
This is one of them - Mimulus Tigrinus or on its common name Tiger Monkey flower.
I love its large bright yellow flowers spotted with red & mahogany.
Mimulus are called monkey-flowers because some species have flowers shaped like a monkeys face, others have painted faces resembling a monkey. The name mimulus comes from Latin mimus, meaning "mimic actor"or from the Greek mimos meaning "imitator".
Tiger Monkey Flower - Mimulus Tigrinus Grandiflorus
Tiger Monkey Flower - Mimulus
This flower really knows how to please you; it had two open blossoms when I bought it and in the morning I had the pleasure to see a new, third bloom.
I have to replant it in a bigger pot and I am afraid to disturb it.
Tiger Monkey Flower - Mimulus Tigrinus
All I could find out about Mimulus is that it can also be grown indoors as a house plant and it grows best in a mostly shady area with rich soil kept fairly moist.
If any of you knows more, please let me know. I should like to keep it alive as much as possible.

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11 comments:

Petit Eyekiss said...

Your Tiger Monkey Flower is beautiful! Take good care of it!
Elisabeth

DoanLegacy said...

That's gorgeous, and the colors are amazingly vibrant!

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous flower - what colour! Your photos are stunning!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there Maia..this flower is just stunning!! Striking colors- wow! I can't really say but I really like this contrast against the blue. Doesn't seem too hard to please huh? Anyway, I will be posting my time tomarrow..(still Friday here, ha)..till then. I'm sure I'll be on top of it!? Regina-

Quilt Works said...

How nice that you were able to catch the dew drops on this lovely flower! Adds a little something special to the photo :-)

Daniela said...

So so gorgeous!

JM said...

The flower is just gorgeous and so are the photos!

Mumsy said...

Beautiful, and gorgeous colors! I love your macro..

leavesnbloom said...

Little monkey flowers are lovely. I used to grow them and they stayed in the garden for years and years - after seeing this photo maybe I should get some more - I've the perfect damp spot for them too.

Have a great weekend.

Sara Chapman said...

They look exciting but I've never grown them. Good luck with that cute plant! Nice photos.

dancingmatilda said...

look at the stunning vivid colours...i just can't get enough of macro flowers and i'm so glad i found your meme so i can join others in my addiction lol.

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