This succulent, creeping plant gives rise to myriads of yellow flowers sporting characteristic lines of red spots. It’s a member of the Snapdragon Family. Native peoples used Monkey Flower extensively for making cooling, healing poultices. The tea was employed as an anti-inflammatory and as an antidote to poisons, to alleviate gastric distress. As the name implies, the plant loves to grow in a cool seep or on the moist banks of rivers and streams.
Photo: Eel River, Oregon


monkey flower, seep spring, yellow, big lipped, spots, close up

It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • John Butler
    John Butlerabout 2 years ago

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    John Butlerabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 2 years ago

    This is beautiful John!! I’ve seen the pink/red ones but this is the first yellow one!! Well done!!

  • Hi Blair – These yellow beauties grow, almost everywhere in California. They tend to be restricted to wet meadows and river and stream banks. The Scarlet Monkeyflower is also quite prolific in our area.

    – John Butler

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS John on this beautiful feature!! Thanks for your contribution to the group!!

  • Thank You for this Feature, Blair – And, Thanks for your moderation of this fine group.

    – John Butler

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 2 years ago

    Another lovely work by you, John! Congratulations on your feature- FAVE:>)

  • Thank You Mother Nature. As you well know I thoroughly enjoy photographing and sharing my photos of wildflowers. I am very thankful for your moderation and wonderful comments.

    – John Butler

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    A very pretty little flower, beautifully photographed.

  • Thank You for your compliment Bette. It truly is a beautiful flower.

    – John Butler

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations John
    June 24/12

  • Hi Vickie – I always look forward to your compliments and these Features. A heartfelt Thanks.

    – John Butler

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 2 years ago

    What an interesting flower, and so nicely captured.

  • Thanks for stopping by Richard. I enjoy looking for wildflowers that are unusual.

    – John Butler

  • Thanks for stopping by Richard. I enjoy photographing unusual wildflowers in interesting places.

    – John Butler

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