Calflora
Taxon  Report   5501    
Mimulus cardinalis  Douglas ex Benth.  
(no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe cardinalis)
Cardinal monkey flower,  Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Plant Characteristics
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Mimulus cardinalis
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Family: PHRYMACEAE  
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

ICPN accepted name:
Erythranthe cardinalis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Diplacus cardinalis
PLANTS: Erythranthe cardinalis
PLANTS: Mimulus cardinalis var. exsul
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NOTE: Mimulus cardinalis is no longer an active name.
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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).