Erythranthe pulsiferae
candelabrum monkey-flower, Pulsifer's monkey-flower

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in south-central Washington; south-central Washington to California,

Habitat: Vernally moist areas, seeps, and stream banks from the lowlands to middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


Annuals with shallow, fibrous roots; stems 5-12 cm, erect, not bent or curved at nodes, not branched or only slightly branched proximally, covered with minute stalked glands, gland-tipped hairs 0.1-0.3.


Leaves basal and cauline; petioles 2-9 mm with 3 distinct veins and 2 wings; blade elliptic-oblong to ovate or oblanceolate, 3-14 mm long and 2-9 mm broad, palmate venation with 3 veins, base cuneate to attenuate, margins finely toothed to entire, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces glandular-hairy as stems.


Axillary flowers 1-9, emerging from mid-stem to distal nodes; fruiting pedicels horizontally spreading-curved, 12-38 mm, glandular-hairy as stems; calyx cylindric, somewhat inflated, 7-10 mm, margins toothed or lobed, glandular-hairy as stems, lobes pronounced, erect; corollas yellow, tube-throat, palate ridges, lower limb yellow to light yellow, lower limb with red dots or not, symmetric bilaterally, barely bilabiate; tube-throat funnel-shaped and 6-9 mm, protruding beyond calyx margin; lobes widely obovate to somewhat orbicular, apex rounded; styles glabrous; anthers not protruding, glabrous.


Capsules 5-8 mm, included.

Accepted Name:
Erythranthe pulsiferae (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Publication: Phytoneuron 2012-39: 1–60. 2012.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mimulus pulsiferae A. Gray [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erythranthe pulsiferae in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Erythranthe pulsiferae checklist entry

OregonFlora: Erythranthe pulsiferae information

E-Flora BC: Erythranthe pulsiferae atlas page

CalPhotos: Erythranthe pulsiferae photos

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