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Castilleja angustifolia (Nutt.) G. Don
Northwestern Indian paintbrush
USDA Symbol: caan7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Several erect stems with bright orange to red, flower-like tips, the bracts brightly colored.
This is one of the Wests most common dry-land paintbrushes. The genus is easily recognized but many species are notoriously difficult to identify. The genus name, which honors the Spanish botanist Domingo Castillejo, is usually pronounced cast-til-lay-yah.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY Native Distribution:
Southern Idaho to eastern Oregon and eastern California; east to northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, western Colorado, and central Wyoming. Native Habitat:
Dry open soil, often with sagebrush. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: 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