Taxon  Report   13490    
Erythranthe cardinalis  Douglas ex Benth.
Cardinal monkey flower
Erythranthe 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.
also called Mimulus cardinalis

Bloom Period
Genus: Erythranthe
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Mimulus cardinalis

Alternate Names:
JEF: Mimulus cardinalis var. griseus
JEF: Mimulus cardinalis var. rigens
JEF: Mimulus cardinalis
More information about  Erythranthe cardinalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 20, 2020).