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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Castilleja sulphurea Rydb.
Sulphur Indian paintbrush, Sulphur Paintbrush
USDA Symbol: CASU12
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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: 2009-01-12
Research By: TWC Staff