San Bernardino Mountain Monkeyflower / Center For Plant Conservation
Search / Plant Profile / Erythranthe exigua
Plant Profile

San Bernardino Mountain Monkeyflower (Erythranthe exigua)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Phrymaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 155318
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

low annual

Where is San Bernardino Mountain Monkeyflower (Erythranthe exigua) located in the wild?


most often this species grows in vernally wet areas, but it also occurs on wetter portions of pebble plains moist disturbed places this species favors the lowest, wettest portions of a drainage some disturbance of the soil by frost heave or stream flow may be an important component of this plant's habitat

States & Provinces:

San Bernardino Mountain Monkeyflower can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve San Bernardino Mountain Monkeyflower (Erythranthe exigua)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 2 accessions of Erythranthe exigua in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 4459 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Erythranthe exigua from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 50 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

likely that there are 12 occurrences

Be the first to post an update!

Taxon Erythranthe exigua
Authority (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom & N.S. Fraga
Family Phrymaceae
CPC Number 2847
Duration Annual
Common Names Eye Strain Monkeyflower | Mean Monkey-flower | San Bernardino Mountains Monkey-flower
Associated Scientific Names Mimulus exiguus | Erythranthe exigua
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


Donate to CPC to Save this Species

CPC secures rare plants for future generations by coordinating on-the-ground conservation and training the next generation of plant conservation professionals. Donate today to help save rare plants from extinction.

Donate Today