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BLOOD-DROP-EMLETS Mimulus luteus (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 50cm. Showy and distinctive perennial. Similar to Monkeyflower but with strikingly marked flowers. Grows in damp soil, typically beside streams and rivers. FLOWERS are 25-45mm across, the corolla yellow but with large red blotches on the throat, and a 3-lobed lower lip and 2-lobed upper lip; borne in open, terminal clusters (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval and borne in opposite pairs, the upper ones clasping the stem. STATUS-Introduced from N America but naturalised, mainly in the N.