Castilleja species

Castilleja miniata 4310

Scarlet Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

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Scientific Name Castilleja integra USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAIN14
Common Name Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33131
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) SEINet Reference
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Description Plains to montane life zones; Dry areas, sagebrush meadows, woodlands, etc.; erect plant 6-16 inches tall with clusters of unbranched, hairy stems; long, narrow, undivided stalkless leaves with curled edges; lower leaves hairy, upper are smooth; flowers are thin green tubes with a protruding stamen surrounded by leaf-like colored bracts, red to yellow. Descr. adapted from www.americansouthwest.net. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Castilleja linariifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
CALI4
Common Name Wyoming Paintbrush, Narrow-leaf Paintbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33138
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center
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Description Foothills and montane life zones; erect, usually branched perennial, 6 to 24 inches tall, found in dry, sunny areas; very narrow leaves partially folded lengthwise, stems and leaves often reddish-brown instead of green; inconspicuous green flowers surrounded by large, bright red, leaflike bracts. Differences with C. miniata include bracts that have more green and habitat, normally being found at lower elevations. State flower of Wyoming. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Castilleja miniata USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAMI12
Common Name Scarlet Paintbrush, Red Indian Paintbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33069
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center
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Description Foothills to subalpine life zones; erect, often branched perennial, 12-16 inches (or more) tall, sticky, hairy stems; alternate, broadly lance-shaped leaves 1 to 3 inches long, upper leaves 3-lobed; flowers in a dense cluster with tubular two-lipped green corolla surrounded by bright red or orange 3-lobed bracts. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Castilleja rhexiifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
CARH4
Common Name Rosy Paintbrush, Splitleaf Indian Paintbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33164
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) formerly Scrophulariaceae Wildflower Center
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones; erect, unbranched perennial, 12-20 inches tall; alternate, elongated oval leaves 1 to 2-1/2 inches long with pointed tips and 3 veins; small yellowish-green flowers in a dense cluster surrounded by pink, magenta, purple or red 3-lobed bracts. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide" by Don Mammoser. Colorado Status
Native



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