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.
M. moschatus was introduced to gardens in 1826, spreading from there into semi-natural habitats; it was recorded from the wild by 1866. It is a very distinct species which has not hybridised with the other Mimulus taxa, and ought to be well recorded. Its distribution is stable.
Native of western N. America.
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 361
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 13
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2
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.