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Parrot-head Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja pilosa


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3S4

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General Description
Perennials 8-35 cm tall, often decumbent; vestiture spreading-hairy but non-glandular. Leaves 10-50 mm, linaer-lanceolate, lobes 0-3. Inflorescence 3-20 cm long; bracts 10-30 cm long, lobes 3-5, pale green or purplish, white-margined, the central lobe truncate or rounded. Calyx 10-20 mm mlong, subequally divided about halfway, lobes linear-lanceolate; corolla 13-22 mm long, beak 4-6 mm long, pale yellow-green, lower lip 305 mm long, pouches shallow; stigma more or less exserted, dark. Fruit 8-12 mm long. Seed about 1 mm long, coat deeply netted, tight fitting, walls ladder-like (Chuang and Heckard, 1993, The Jepson Manual).

This description is for material from California, which may differ somewhat from specimens in Montana.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
OR, ID, CA, NV, WY, and reported for Beaverhead, Madison and Carbon counties in MT.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Dry sagebrush to alpine barrens.

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