Taxon  Report   5529    
Mimulus lewisii  Pursh  
(no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe lewisii)
Great purple monkeyflower,  Lewis' monkey flower
Mimulus lewisii
© 2007 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Mimulus lewisii
© 2000 John Game
Mimulus lewisii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Erythranthe lewisii

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Mimulus lewisii
© 2007 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Erythranthe lewisii

NOTE: Mimulus lewisii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Mimulus lewisii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).