Western Isles Wildflowers
Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.
Blotched Monkey Flower
Gaelic name: Meilleag an Uillt
Blotched monkey flower is a completely hairless plant. (Glabrous)
The large yellow trumpet-like flowers have red splotches.
The lower lip of the flower is a little bit longer than the upper lip.
Blotched monkey flower has a flowering period June through to September.
This wildflower like to grow along steam banks.
We also get Monkey flower Mimulus guttatus in the Western Isles, although the splotched variety is most common, and some hybrids of the two. (Monkey flower has plain yellow flowers with much longer lower lips than upper)
This wildflower is believed to be an introduced plant - not a native plant of the Western Isles.
Photograph © Suzanne Harris
Great Bernera - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
21st September, 2005