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Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis (Coast indian paintbrush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis

Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. ssp. affinis

Coast Indian Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Castilleja affinis ssp. insularis, Castilleja affinis var. contentiosa, Castilleja californica, Castilleja douglasii, Castilleja douglasii ssp. insularis, Castilleja inflata, Castilleja wightii, Castilleja wightii ssp. anacapensis, Castilleja wightii ssp. inflata, Castilleja wightii ssp. rubra


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis


Record Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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