Species Details

Erythranthe sierrae

Sierra Nevada monkeyflower

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Photo of Erythranthe sierrae
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Photo of Erythranthe sierrae
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Photo of Erythranthe sierrae
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Scientific Name:
Erythranthe sierrae N.S. Fraga
Common Name:
Sierra Nevada monkeyflower
Family: Phrymaceae
Element Code: PDPHR01060
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2
State Rank:
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
added to 4.2 on 2013-10-02
Add Date: 2013-10-02
Date Edited: 2021-12-09
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jul
185 - 2285 meters
605 - 7495 feet
General Habitats:
  • Cismontane woodland (openings)
  • Lower montane coniferous forest (openings)
  • Meadows and seeps (dry)
Microhabitat Details: vernally wet depressions, swales
  • Granitic (usually)
  • Gravelly (sometimes)
  • Sandy (usually)
  • Streambanks
  • Vernally Mesic
Known only from southern Sierra Nevada. Several occurrences at lower elevations are possibly extirpated. Many occurrences historical; needs field surveys. Possibly threatened by development, grazing, vehicles, road construction and maintenance, recreational activities, and non-native plants. Previously identified as E. palmeri. Similar to E. gracilipes. Not in TJM 2. See Aliso 30(1):49-68 (2012) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Kern (KRN), Tulare (TUL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alta Sierra (3511865), Auckland (3611951), Breckenridge Mtn. (3511845), Camp Wishon (3611826), Case Mountain (3611847), Claraville (3511843), Democrat Hot Springs (3511856), Durrwood Creek (3611814), Gibbon Peak (3511887), Glennville (3511866), Hockett Peak (3611824), Hume (3611878), Johnsondale (3511885), Keene (3511825), Kernville (3511874), Lake Isabella North (3511864), Lake Isabella South (3511854), Lamont Peak (3511871), Millerton Lake East (3711915), Mineral King (3611845), Miramonte (3611961), Mt. Adelaide (3511846), Pine Flat Dam (3611973)*, Pinyon Mtn. (3511842), Piute Peak (3511844), Posey (3511876), Sentinel Peak (3611815), Silver City (3611846), Springville (3611827), Tehachapi South (3511814), Trimmer (3611983), Tucker Mtn. (3611962), White River (3511877), Woodlake (3611941), Woody (3511867), Woolstalf Creek (3511853)
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
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