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Castilleja septentrionalis (Labrador indian paintbrush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Castilleja septentrionalis

Castilleja septentrionalis Lindl.

Labrador Indian Paintbrush, Pale Painted Cup

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Castilleja acuminata, Castilleja pallida ssp. septentrionalis, Castilleja pallida var. septentrionalis

USDA Symbol: CASE4

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

Castilleja septentrionalis has whitish or creamy bracts, often suffused with bronze or dull purple, and is found from Manitoba east to Newfoundland and south to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, and Minnesota.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Notes: cream, tinged with purple


USA: ME , MI , MN , NH , VT
Canada: NB , NL

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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