Mimulus moschatus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeMimulusMimulus moschatus

Ecology

A decumbent perennial herb, casual or naturalised in damp, often shaded places, including the muddy edges of ditches, wooded swamps, damp woodland rides, by ponds and in damp pasture. Seed has considerable longevity in the soil. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of western N. America.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1099

Life form information

Height (cm): 40

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 361

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 13

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460723

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (226c)
Plant crib 1998,
Rich, T. C. G., and Jermy A. C.
, London, (1998)