Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Plant Quiz #6 Winner is...

Dana Thomas! Both Dana and Alan guessed correctly that the plant was in the genus Mimulus. If you look closely, you'll see leaves that are clasping the stem, which is characteristic of Mimulus ringens. If the plant was Mimulus alatus, the leaves would taper to unwinged petioles. Also, when flowering, M. alatus has flowers on short stalks, while M. ringens has long stalked flowers.

Congratulations, Dana!

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