Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Castilleja linarifolia (Linear-leaved Paintbrush, Wyoming Paintbrush)

7/10/07 Virginia Lakes Rd., Toiyabe National Forest, Eastern Sierra,
Mono County, CA

7/8/16 Virginia Lakes Rd., Toiyabe National Forest, Eastern Sierra,
Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Linear-leaved Paintbrush, Wyoming Paintbrush

SPECIES: Castilleja linarifolia

FAMILY: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)


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

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Perennial herb 30--100 cm, few-branched, +- yellow to gray-green, generally becoming +- purple, glabrous to slightly puberulent. 

Leaf: 20--80 mm, linear, margins folded upward; lobes 0--3, narrow, < calyx. 

Inflorescence: 5--20 cm, open below; bracts 15--30 mm, generally narrowly 3-lobed, < calyx, bright red to yellow. 

Flower: calyx 20--35 mm, divided 2/3 abaxially, +- 1/3 adaxially, +- 1/8 on sides, puberulent, lobes curved upward, acute; corolla 25--45 mm, beak +- = tube, yellow-green, adaxially sparsely puberulent, margins red, lower lip 2--3 mm, dark green; stigma slightly 2-lobed. 

Fruit: 10--15 mm. 

Seed:1.5--2 mm; coat shallowly netted, loose-fitting, side walls ladder-like. 

Ecology: Dry plains, rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub or pinyon/juniper woodland; 

Elevation: 1000--3350 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CaR, e slope SNH, TR, GB, DMoj; 

Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Montana, New Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Sep 

Jepson eFlora Author: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard

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