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Castilleja caudata (Port clarence indian paintbrush)
Le Duc, F. Alice

Castilleja caudata

Castilleja caudata (Pennell) Rebr.

Port Clarence Indian Paintbrush, Port Clarence Indian-paintbrush, Pale Indian Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACA20

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)

This species has a few to several, erect, often branched stems up to 16 in. long. Leaves, the lower narrowly lanceolate, the upper with a distinct, long, tail-like tip, are finely hairy below. The showy part of the inflorescence are the hairy, greenish-yellow bracts.

Roots grow until they touch the roots of other plants, frequently grasses, then penetrate the roots of these host plants, obtaining a portion of their nutrients. Transplanting paintbrush usually kills it.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK
Native Distribution: Most of AK except the s. coast, into the Yukon
Native Habitat: Stream banks; lake shores; tundra; mt. meadows

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Roots grow until they touch the roots of other plants, frequently grasses, then penetrate the roots of these host plants, obtaining a portion of their nutrients. Transplanting paintbrush usually kills it.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2016-09-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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