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Sulphur Indian Paintbrush - Castilleja sulphurea


Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Perennial. Stems ascending to erect, simple or branched, 15–35 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves 2–6 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, entire. Inflorescence glandular-villous; bracts yellow, ovate, entire, ca. as longs as the flowers or with a pair of small lateral lobes. Flowers: calyx 15–23 mm long, primary clefts slightly deeper adjacent to the corolla lip than the back, lobes rounded to acute, 1–3 mm long; corolla yellow, 20–24 mm long, galea 6–10 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 UT, NM and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Grasslands, dry meadows, hummocks in fens; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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