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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Castilleja rhexiifolia Rydb.
Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy indian-paintbrush
USDA Symbol: CARH4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff