Rare in New York compared with Allegheny Monkeyflower (M. ringens), its more common congener that we also offer, this species only occurs in southeastern New York and far western New York. We collected seeds for our plants in Dutchess County, but the species also occurs in the Catskills, again though, much less frequently than Allegheny Monkeyflower. Both species prefer moist to wet locations and a bit of shade, though full sun will be tolerated if the soil is consistently moist. Flowers are pink-violet, a bit paler shade than the violet-blue flowers of Allegheny Monkeyflower. Short-lived but self-sows readily. Somewhat deer resistant.