- a sticky-hairy plant, Mimulus moschata, of the figwort family, native to northern and western North America, having pale-yellow flowers and a musky odor.
Origin of musk plant
First recorded in 1775–85
Also called musk flower.
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Examples from the Web for musk flower
M. moschatus is the Musk-plant, of which the variety Harrisoni is a greatly improved form, with much larger yellow flowers.
But ravines are not dank in the clear fall days; and by October the musk-plant has wilted dry.The Story of the Trapper
A. C. Laut
A bed of musk-plant yielded up languorous sighs to the warmed air.Jessamine