Taxon  Report   5501    
Mimulus cardinalis  Douglas ex Benth.  
(no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe cardinalis)
Cardinal monkey flower,  Scarlet monkeyflower
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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Mimulus
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 PLANTS

JEF other 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 availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: May 24, 2020).