This lovely Monkeyflower is found growing naturally in wet places. It is adaptable to full sun or part shade locations, but is at its showiest around a pond or seep. This plant also adapts readily to boggy conditions, and will spread by runners to colonize a suitable area.

The flowers are large, bright yellow, and profuse; blooming from early spring through the summer as long as it receives some water. Hummingbirds love the flowers, and the blossoms are also visited by a host of bees and other insects. 

The plant is occasionally used as a host for the larvae of the Buckeye butterfly.