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Harsh Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja hispida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect or ascending, usually simple, 15–50 cm. Herbage hispid to villous. Leaves oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, at least the upper with 1 or 2 pairs of narrow lateral lobes. Inflorescence glandular, villous to hispid; bracts red-tipped, ovate with 1 or 2 pairs of narrow lateral lobes. Flowers: calyx 19–24 mm long, primary clefts subequal, ultimate lobes rounded to acute, 2–7 mm long; corolla green to red, 20–35 mm long, galea 9–15 mm long, lower lip 1–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 31

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