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Castilleja sulphurea

Sulphur Indian paintbrush, Sulphur Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Castilleja sulphurea (Sulphur indian paintbrush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
The flower cluster of this leafy plant resembles a ragged, pale yellow paintbrush, each calyx, and the bracts beneath the flowers, brightly colored.

Most Indian Paintbrushes are bright red; this is one of the few yellow ones. The large genus is found primarily in western North America.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Southern Alberta and western Montana to Utah, New Mexico, and western South Dakota.
Native Habitat: Moist meadows and slopes from moderate to high elevations.

Last Update: 2009-01-12