Castilleja sulphurea Rydb.
Sulphur Indian Paintbrush, Sulphur Paintbrush
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Castilleja luteovirens, Castilleja mogollonica, Castilleja rhexiifolia var. sulphurea
USDA Symbol: CASU12
The flower cluster of this leafy plant resembles a ragged, pale yellow paintbrush, each calyx, and the bracts beneath the flowers, brightly colored.
Most Indian Paintbrushes are bright red; this is one of the few yellow ones. The large genus is found primarily in western North America.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , SD , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Southern Alberta and western Montana to Utah, New Mexico, and western South Dakota.
Native Habitat: Moist meadows and slopes from moderate to high elevations.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Castilleja sulphurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Castilleja sulphurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Castilleja sulphurea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-01-12
Research By: TWC Staff