Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng. image
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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

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Steve C. Garske

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Steve C. Garske

Kyle Steele

Janice Stiefel
Family Scrophulariaceae
Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.
Indian paintbrush, scarlet painted-cup
Castilleja: named for Professor Domingo Castillejo, an instructor of botany at Cadiz, Spain
coccinea: Latin for red or scarlet
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 5"-24" tall forb, more or less hairy, usually unbranched; partially parasitic
Flower: greenish to yellow with scarlet (occasionally yellow/orange), 3-5-lobed bract, 5-parted, tubular-shaped, upper lip sharply triangular covering the 4 stamens, lower lip much shorter and only slightly flaring, the tube long and slender; inflorescence a 1 1/2"-2 1/2", dense, terminal spike becoming 4"-8" long in fruit; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:oval capsule
Leaf:alternate, main leaves can be undivided or divided into 3-5 segments
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture to wet; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Bartsia coccinea L.
Bartsia coccinea L. var. pallens Michx.
Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng. f. alba Farw.
Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng. f. lutescens Farw.
Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng. f. pallens (Michx.) Pennell

         
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