Desert Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja angustifolia
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems erect, 8–35 cm, simple. Herbage puberulent to hispid. Leaves 1–5 cm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, the upper with 1 to 2 pairs of linear lobes. Inflorescence villous, sometimes glandular; bracts pink to red, lanceolate with 1 to 2 pairs of lateral lobes. Flowers: calyx 14–20 mm long, primary clefts slightly deeper adjacent to the galea than in front, lobes 1–4 mm long, rounded to obtuse; corolla 17–29 mm long, galea 6–12 mm long, lower lip minute (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are variety angustifolia
Open slopes and sagebrush grassland in the valley and foothill zones.