Calflora
Taxon  Report   5556    
Mimulus rubellus  A. Gray  (no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe rubella)
Little redstem monkeyflower,  Pygmy monkey flower, Red monkeyflower, Red stemmed himulus
Mimulus rubellus
© 2010 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus rubellus
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Mimulus rubellus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Mimulus rubellus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.
also called Erythranthe rubella

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Mimulus rubellus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Erythranthe rubella

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mimulus gratioloides
NOTE: Mimulus rubellus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus rubellus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (MIRU)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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