Castilleja species

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Scientific Name Castilleja indivisa USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAIN13
Common Name Texas Paintbrush, Indian Paintbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33064
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect annual 8-18 inches tall with unbranched, hairy stems; long, narrow stalkless leaves; flowers are about 1 inch long, greenish white surrounded by leaf-like colored bracts, red to yellow, and white (rarely). Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Castilleja integra USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAIN14
Common Name Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush, Indian Paintbrush, Squawfeather ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33131
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect plant 6-16 inches tall with unbranched, hairy stems; long, narrow stalkless leaves with curled edges; lower leaves hairy, upper are smooth; flowers are small, greenish white surrounded by leaf-like colored bracts, red to yellow. Texas Status
Native

C. integra is found in Big Bend and north, and C. indivisa is found generally in Central Texas and east. Otherwise the differences between these two species appear to be small. 


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