Taxon  Report   5551    
Mimulus purpureus  A. L. Grant  
(no longer an active name; please see Erythranthe purpurea)
Little purple monkeyflower
Mimulus purpureus
© 2006 John Game
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mimulus purpureus
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Mimulus purpureus
© 2001 Steve Schoenig
Mimulus purpureus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Erythranthe purpurea

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Mimulus purpureus
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Mimulus
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, pebble-plain

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

ICPN + CNPS accepted name:
Erythranthe purpurea

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).