Castilleja rhexiifolia Rydb.
Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy indian-paintbrush
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Castilleja lauta, Castilleja leonardii, Castilleja oregonensis
USDA Symbol: CARH4
A cluster of usually unbranched stems rises 8-24 in. from the woody base of this perennial wildflower. The showy, paintbrush-like inflorescence is short and dense with large, rose or crimson, occasionally yellow, bracts.
The roots of Castilleja species tap into the roots of a host plant for survival.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Mts. from Alt. to B.C., s. to w. CO, UT & n.e. OR
Native Habitat: Moist, open, alpine to subalpine woods & slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: The roots of Castilleja spp. hook to the roots of a host plant for survival.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Castilleja rhexiifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castilleja rhexiifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castilleja rhexiifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff