Calflora
Taxon  Report   5501 
Mimulus cardinalis  Douglas ex Benth.
Cardinal monkey flower,  Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
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Mimulus cardinalis
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Mimulus cardinalis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Mimulus cardinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mimulus cardinalis
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Family: PHRYMACEAE   (PLANTS: SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Genus: Mimulus
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Erythranthe cardinalis
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Diplacus cardinalis
PLANTS: Mimulus cardinalis var. exsul
PLANTS: Mimulus cardinalis var. griseus
PLANTS: Mimulus cardinalis var. rigens
PLANTS: Mimulus cardinalis var. verbenaceus
PLANTS: Mimulus verbenaceus
More information about  Mimulus cardinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MIEA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 21, 2018).

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