Friday, December 9, 2016

Castilleja applegatei ssp. pallida (Brewer's Indian Paintbrush)

 7/8/16 Virginia Lakes Road, Toiyabe National Forest, 
Eastern Sierras, Mono County, CA


 7/8/16 Brewer's Indian Paintbrush with Leichtlin's Mariposa Lilies



COMMON NAME: Brewer's Indian Paintbrush

SPECIES: Castilleja applegatei ssp. pallida 

FAMILY: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/8/2016

LOCATION: Virginia Lakes Road, Toiyabe National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stems many, 10–25 cm

Leaf: lobes generally 3

Flower: calyx 13–15 mm, divided > 1/3 in back and front, ± 1/4 on sides, lobes acute; corolla 16–22 mm, beak 7–10 mm

Ecology: Dry rocky slopes and flats, red-fir forest to alpine barrens

Elevation: 2400–3600 m.  

Bioregional distribution: High Sierra Nevada, East of Sierra Nevada 

Flowering time: Jun–Aug

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