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Greater Red Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja miniata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect, simple or branched, 15–80 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves linear to lanceolate, 3–7 cm long, entire. Inflorescence villous, glandular-puberulent; bracts orange to red, ovate, entire or with a pair of small lateral lobes. Flowers: calyx 16–28 mm long, primary clefts slightly greater adjacent to the corolla lip, ultimate lobes narrowly acute, 2–8 mm long; corolla green to red, 27–38 mm long, galea 12–15 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
AK to MB south to CA and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 65

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Habitat
Moist grasslands, meadows, thickets, forest openings, often near streams; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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