Taxon  Report   13408    
Erythranthe purpurea  (A.L. Grant) N.S. Fraga
little purple monkeyflower
Erythranthe purpurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
also called Mimulus purpureus
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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(58 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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

Habitat: meadows, pebble-plain

Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Mimulus purpureus var. pauxillus
JEF: Mimulus purpureus var. purpureus
JEF + CNPS: Mimulus purpureus
More information about  Erythranthe purpurea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 28, 2020).