Herb: Monkey Musk
Latin name: Mimulus luteus
Synonyms: Mimulus smithii, Mimulus tilingii caespitosus
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Edible parts of Monkey Musk:Leaves - raw or cooked. Eaten as greens.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Wet places. Locally naturalized by streams in Scotland.
Propagation of Monkey Musk:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only lightly cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it can also be sown in situ in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of softwood, 5cm long in spring or summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet places. Locally naturalized by streams in Scotland.
Medicinal use of Monkey Musk:None known
Known hazards of Mimulus luteus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.