Taxon  Report   11481 
Castilleja chromosa  A. Nelson
Desert paintbrush
Castilleja chromosa
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
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Castilleja chromosa
© 2006 Christopher L. Christie
Castilleja chromosa
© 2003 Michael Charters
Castilleja chromosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja chromosa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Castilleja
Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Castilleja angustifolia var. dubia
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TJM2: Castilleja martinii ssp. ewanii
TJM2: Castilleja martinii var. ewanii
TJM2: Castilleja angustifolia
More information about  Castilleja chromosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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