Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Castilleja sessiliflora Pursh image
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Family Scrophulariaceae
Castilleja sessiliflora Pursh
downy yellow painted-cup, downy paintbrush, downy painted-cup
Castilleja: named for Professor Domingo Castillejo, an instructor of botany at Cadiz, Spain
sessiliflora: Latin meaning "with unstalked or sessile flowers"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 5"-12" tall forb, softly hairy; stems clustered, very leafy, usually unbranched
Flower: yellow to whitish with a greenish bract similar to, but smaller than the leaves; 5-parted, curved petals longer than the bracts, upper lip covering the 4 stamens, lower lip much shorter, both lips only slightly flaring, the tube long and slender; inflorescence a 1"-2", dense, terminal spike; blooms May-July
Fruit:oval capsule
Leaf:alternate; divided past the middle into 3 spreading, linear lobes
Habitat: dry; prairies, hillsides; in limy soil

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