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Castilleja exserta ssp. latifolia (Wideleaf indian paintbrush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Castilleja exserta ssp. latifolia

Castilleja exserta (A. Heller) T.I. Chuang & Heckard ssp. latifolia (S. Watson) T.I. Chuang & Heckard

Wideleaf Indian Paintbrush, Sand-dune Owl's-clover, Purple Owl's Clover

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Orthocarpus purpurascens var. latifolius


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Endemic to California.

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
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