It's a tiny plant, barely standing 3cm tall. It is not uncommon to see individuals where the bloom is significantly larger that the plant. They seem to prefer an open meadow habitat where the soil is mostly bare and having spent much of the winter under a shallow pool of water.
Seventeen years later, the sod has reasserted itself and the vernal pool monkey flower has vanished again. Hopefully, it waits in the soil for another flood to strip away the competition.
My rendition of this plant is a maze. There are two entrances and two exits marked with red and light blue arrows. However, there is exactly one path between any two points, so you can decide for yourself what your origin and destination are.