Synonyms: Other names: pink monkeyflower Nomenclature: lewisii = named after Lewis Nativity / Invasiveness: Montana native plant
No medicinal data
General: perennial with stout stems 30-100 cm tall clustered on stout, branching rhizomes. Herbage sticky-hairy. Often growing in colonies.
Leaves: opposite, stalkless, strongly several-nerved from the base, entire to irregularly edged with shallow, thickened teeth. The lowermost ones reduced, the others 3-7 (10) cm long, 1-3.5 cm wide, lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, pointed.
Flowers: few to several in open, elongating clusters, on stalks 3-6 (10) cm long. Calyx 15-25 (30) mm long, the sharp teeth about equal. Corolla very showy, pink-purple, 30-55 mm long, evidently 2-lipped. The lower lip 3-lobed, marked with white hairs and yellow stripes and maroon dots in the throat.