Species Details

Erythranthe calcicola

limestone monkeyflower

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Steve Matson, 2019
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Steve Matson, 2017
Scientific Name:
Erythranthe calcicola N.S. Fraga & D.A. York
Common Name:
limestone monkeyflower
Family: Phrymaceae
Element Code: PDPHR01010
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3
State Rank:
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.3 on 2013-06-24
Add Date: 2013-06-24
Date Edited: 2021-12-09
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
915 - 2165 meters
3000 - 7105 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate (usually)
  • Slopes (usually)
  • Talus (usually)
Many occurrences historical; needs field surveys. Possibly threatened by historic mining and non-native plants. Previously identified as E. montioides. Similar to E. rubella. Not in TJM 2. See Aliso 30(1):49-68 (2012) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 15
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 15
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presumed Extant 15
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Mono (MNO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Chloride City (3611668), Echo Canyon (3611646), Emigrant Canyon (3611742), Emigrant Pass (3611732), Hanging Rock Canyon (3711726), Joshua Flats (3711728), Last Chance Mtn. (3711736), Laws (3711843), Panamint (3611711), Santa Rosa Flat (3611746), Talc City Hills (3611736), Waucoba Canyon (3611788), Waucoba Mtn. (3711811), Waucoba Spring (3711718), Wildrose Peak (3611731)
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