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Downy Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja sessiliflora


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial. Stems erect or ascending, simple, 10–30 cm. Herbage villous-tomentose. Leaves linear, 2–7 cm long, entire below, those above with 1 or 2 pairs of linear lobes. Inflorescence viscid-villous; bracts green or yellow- to purple-tipped, narrowly lanceolate with 1 or 2 pairs of linear lobes. Flowers: calyx 26–38 mm long, primary clefts subequal, ultimate lobes purplish, linear-lanceolate, 6–15 mm long; corolla yellow to purplish, 35–50 mm long, galea 8–12 mm long, lower lip 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to SK, south to AZ, TX and IL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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