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Castilleja rhexiifolia Rydb.
Splitleaf Indian paintbrush, Rosy indian-paintbrush
Synonym(s): Castilleja lauta, Castilleja leonardii, Castilleja oregonensis
USDA Symbol: carh4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC || FAC |
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: 2009-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff