Mimulus L.

6 species in Aust. (4 native, 2 naturalized); all states and territories

Decumbent to prostrate herbs often rooting at the nodes, slightly succulent. Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly stalked, elliptic to ovate. Flowers pedunculate, solitary in the upper axils. Calyx tubular, 5-toothed. Corolla 5-lobed, slightly 2-lipped, tubular towards the base. Stamens 4. Stigmas 2, flap-like, closing together when touched. Fruit a capsule surrounded by the persistent calyx.