Latin name: Erythranthe cardinalis Benth.
Pronunciation: er-ih-THRAN-thee kar-din-AY-lis
Common name: Scarlet monkeyflower
Family: Phrymaceae (Lopseed)
Habitat: Seasonal water courses or seeps to an elevation of 8000' from coastal sage scrub to montane coniferous forest in most of cismontane and montane California
Blooming period: April to October
Name derivations: 1) Erythranthe 2) cardinalis