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Castilleja flava

Castilleja flava S. Watson

Yellow Indian Paintbrush

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: cafl7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Usually pale green to yellow. Bracts sometimes light orange to red distally.


USA: CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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