Erythranthe inflatula
Common Name: ephemeral monkeyflower
Family: Phrymaceae
Synonyms: Mimulus evanescens
Element Code: PDSCR1B370
Full Name: Erythranthe inflatula (Suksd.) G.L. Nesom

2001 Steve Schoenig
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: May - August
  • Habitat: gravelly or rocky, vernally mesic.
    • Great Basin scrub
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 19
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    2 8 3 1 1 4
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    3 16
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    18 1 0
Notes Glossary
  • Possibly threatened by trampling and hydrological alterations. On review list in ID, and candidate for state listing in OR. Similar to E. breviflora; possibly a hybrid between E. breviflora and E. latidens. See Great Basin Naturalist 55(3):250 (1995) for original description, Phytoneuron 2012-39:1-60 (2012) for revised nomenclature, and Phytoneuron 2012-41:1-36 (2012) for taxonomic treatment.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2001-01-01
  • Last Update: 2016-10-17
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1250 - 1740 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Lassen (LAS),  Modoc (MOD),  Shasta (SHA),  Siskiyou (SIS) *
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Snowstorm Mtn. (639A) 40120F3,  Spalding Tract (641A) 40120F7,  Champs Flat (641B) 40120F8,  Poison Lake (642B) 40121F2,  Swains Hole (643A) 40121F3,  McDonald Peak (657B) 40120H4,  Corders Reservoir (660C) 40121G2,  Straylor Lake (660D) 40121G1,  Likely (675A) 41120B5,  Letterbox Hill (676C) 41120A8,  Lane Reservoir (676D) 41120A7,  Crank Mountain (694B) 41121D2,  Davis Creek (708A) 41120F3,  Lauer Reservoir (708B) 41120F4,  Spaulding Butte (711C) 41121E2,  Perez (712A) 41121F3,  Bray (714B) 41121F8,  Sugar Hill (725D) 41120G3,  South Mtn. (726C) 41120G6,  McGinty Reservoir (726D) 41120G5
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1971
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

40120F3=Snowstorm Mtn. (639A) 40120F3;40120F7=Spalding Tract (641A) 40120F7;40120F8=Champs Flat (641B) 40120F8;40121F2=Poison Lake (642B) 40121F2;40121F3=Swains Hole (643A) 40121F3;40120H4=McDonald Peak (657B) 40120H4;40121G2=Corders Reservoir (660C) 40121G2;40121G1=Straylor Lake (660D) 40121G1;41120B5=Likely (675A) 41120B5;41120A8=Letterbox Hill (676C) 41120A8;41120A7=Lane Reservoir (676D) 41120A7;41121D2=Crank Mountain (694B) 41121D2;41120F3=Davis Creek (708A) 41120F3;41120F4=Lauer Reservoir (708B) 41120F4;41121E2=Spaulding Butte (711C) 41121E2;41121F3=Perez (712A) 41121F3;41121F8=Bray (714B) 41121F8;41120G3=Sugar Hill (725D) 41120G3;41120G6=South Mtn. (726C) 41120G6;41120G5=McGinty Reservoir (726D) 41120G5