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Cusick's Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja cusickii


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial. Stems ascending to erect, simple, 10–35 cm. Herbage viscid-villous. Leaves suberect, 2–5 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, the lower entire, the upper with 1 or 2 pairs of lateral lobes. Inflorescence glandular-villous; bracts yellow or yellow-tipped, lanceolate to narrowly ovate with 1 to 3 pairs of pointed lobes,. Flowers: calyx 20–28 mm long, longer than the flowers, primary clefts slightly deeper adjacent to the corolla lip than the back, lobes rounded, 1–4 mm long; corolla yellow, ca. as long as the calyx, galea 3–5 mm long, lower lip 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to NV, ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Moist meadows, grasslands, sagebrush steppe; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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