[Monkey Flowers: The Genus Erythranthe East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington.]

Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower

Erythranthe breviflora

Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the upper stem and flower of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from the Simcoe Mts, several miles northwest of Satus Pass in south-central Washington.........June 16, 2007. Note the numerous glands on stem, calyx and leaves.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)Characteristics:

Short-flowered monkey flower is a small, slender-stemmed annual with glandular herbage from 5-20 cm high. It is often well branched. The numerous leaves are small, with the blades narrowly elliptic or rhombic-elliptic in shape and 5-20 mm long. The margins are entire or toothed with 3-5 veins from the base of the blade. The petioles are short or the leaves are sessile.

The calyx is 3.5-5 mm long and has 5 short, tooth-like lobes, each lobe with a pointed tip. The corolla is narrow and tubular and ranges from 4-7 mm long. It is yellow and slightly 2-lipped with each of the 5 lobes rounded but not quite equal in size and shape. The lower surface of the throat is hairy, and the throat is barely 2 mm wide.
Habitat:

Short-flowered monkey flower is found in moist open places in the plains and in the valleys.


Range:

Short-flowered monkey flower may be found from Washington south along the eastern edge of the Cascades to central Oregon and east to northern Idaho and Martin and Butte Counties in west-central Idaho


Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Flower of Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

Short-flowered monkeyflower blooming on vernally moist balds in the Bickleton Ridge Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area..........May 28, 2017.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo at left shows a close-up of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from along Hat Pt. Road near Memaloose in the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area........June 28, 2007. The photo at right shows short-flowered monkey flower as seen in vernally moist meadows at the junction of FS Roads 42 and 4240, Ochoco National Forest........June 21, 2017.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo at left shows a close-up sideview of the flower and upper stem leaves of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from along Hat Pt. Road near Memaloose in the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area........June 28, 2007 (Note: I wonder if this is Erythranthe patula?). The photo at right shows short-flowered monkey flower blooming along the South Prong Trail #821, Black Canyon Wilderness.......June 16, 2019.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from the Simcoe Mts, several miles northwest of Satus Pass in south-central Washington.........June 16, 2007.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo at left shows a close-up frontal view of the flower and upper stem leaves of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from along Hat Pt. Road near Memaloose in the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area.........June 28, 2007. The photo at right shows short-flowered monkeyflower blooming in a vernally moist swale in a drainage along an old jeep road about one-half mile northwest of Tumwater Corral Springs, Simcoe Mountains Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area.....May 22, 2022.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the upper stem and flower of short-flowered monkey flower as seen from the Simcoe Mts, several miles northwest of Satus Pass in south-central Washington.........June 16, 2007.

Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Short-flowered Monkeyflower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

Short-flowered monkeyflower as seen in a vernal stream about one half mile east of the powerlines that cross Colockum Pass, Wenatchee Mountains........July 7, 2012.

Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus) - Shortflower Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkeyflower, Short-flowered Monkey Flower: Erythranthe breviflora (Synonyms: Mimulus breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. breviflorus, Mimulus breviflorus ssp. robustus, Mimulus inflatulus)

Short-flowered monkeyflower observed in a vernally moist swale along Forest Road 3915 at the California border, Mount Bidwell National Recreation Area, Fremont-Winema National Forest......July 18, 2022.

Paul Slichter