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Castilleja levisecta

Castilleja levisecta Greenm.

Golden Indian Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: CALE27

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Listed as an threatened species. Found only on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Loss of habitat and fire suppression are the main threats.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q26U
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (OR, WA), Canada (B.C.)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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