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Castilleja mexicana

Castilleja mexicana (Hemsl.) A. Gray

Mexican Indian Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Castilleja tortifolia

USDA Symbol: CAME17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
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Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-07-17
Research By: DEW

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