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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Castilleja sulphurea Rydb.
Sulphur Indian paintbrush, Sulphur Paintbrush
Synonym(s): Castilleja luteovirens, Castilleja mogollonica, Castilleja rhexiifolia var. sulphurea
USDA Symbol: CASU12
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2009-01-12
Research By: TWC Staff