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Castilleja applegatei ssp. martini

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Species Name: Castilleja applegatei ssp. martini
Common Name: Martin's or Wavyleaf Indian paintbrush

It is a short perennial with sticky, wavy-edged leaves. It bears bright, showy paintbrush-shaped inflorescences of small red to yellowish-red tubular flowers.

Plant Family: Scrophulariacae
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Height by Width: 4" to 30" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 950' to 9,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, East San Francisco Bay Area, Inner South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains, Northern Baja and Southwestern Nevada


Natural Habitat: Dry chaparral, open yellow-pine forest, sagebrush scrub


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