Species Details

Erythranthe inflatula

ephemeral monkeyflower

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Photo of Erythranthe inflatula
© 2020 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo of Erythranthe inflatula
© 2020 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo of Erythranthe inflatula
© 2021 Sarah Tona
Scientific Name:
Erythranthe inflatula (Suksd.) G.L. Nesom
Common Name:
ephemeral monkeyflower
Family: Phrymaceae
Element Code: PDSCR1B370
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
1250 - 1740 meters
4100 - 5710 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly (sometimes)
  • Rocky (sometimes)
  • Vernally Mesic
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.
Total Occurrences: 26
Element Occurrence Ranks:
2 9 3 5 1 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 17
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Nevada (NV)?, Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS)*
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bray (4112168), Burney Falls (4112116), Champs Flat (4012068), Corders Reservoir (4012172), Crank Mountain (4112142), Davis Creek (4112063), Donica Mtn. (4112132), Lane Reservoir (4112017), Lauer Reservoir (4112064), Letterbox Hill (4112018), Likely (4112025), Lookout (4112122), McDonald Peak (4012084), McGinty Reservoir (4112075), Perez (4112163), Poison Lake (4012162), Snowstorm Mtn. (4012063), South Mtn. (4112076), Spalding Tract (4012067), Spaulding Butte (4112152), Straylor Lake (4012171), Sugar Hill (4112073), Swains Hole (4012163)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads