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Castilleja applegatei ssp. pinetorum

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Species Name: Castilleja applegatei ssp. pinetorum
Common Name: Pine 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 24" 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: 2200' to 9,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Floristic Province, northen Desert Mountains (also to Oergon and to Idaho)


Natural Habitat: Open coniferous forests, dry sagebrush scrub


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