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Western Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja occidentalis

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect, simple, 5–20 cm. Herbage glabrate to puberulent. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 1–3 cm long, usually entire, the lowest reduced. Inflorescence viscid-villous; bracts yellowish-white to green, sometimes purplish-tipped, narrowly ovate, entire or with a pair of small lateral lobes. Flowers: calyx 15–23 mm long, primary clefts subequal, ultimate lobes rounded, 1–3 mm long; corolla whitish, 18–25 mm long, galea 5–9 mm long, lower lip 2–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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References
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Citation for data on this website:
Western Indian Paintbrush — Castilleja occidentalis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from