Castilleja parviflora Bong.
Mountain Indian Paintbrush, Small-flower Indian-paintbrush, Rosy Indian Paintbrush; Mountain Indian Paintbrush
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: CAPA26
Many slim, 3-9 in. unbranched stems arise in a cluster from a semi-woody root-crown. The flowers are enclosed by rose-pink bracts. The hairs on the stem, leaves and flower cluster are soft-woolly. Leaves are lobed.
Small-flower Paintbrush is a member of the figwort or snapdragon family (family Scrophulariaceae), which includes mostly herbs, sometimes shrubs, rarely trees, often with showy flowers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , OR , WA
Native Distribution: S. coastal mts. of AK, s. through mts. to OR
Native Habitat: Subalpine meadows
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Castilleja parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castilleja parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff