Taxon  Report   1672 
Castilleja ambigua  Hook. & Arn.
Johnny nip,  Paintbrush orthocarpus
Castilleja ambigua
© 2014 Aaron Arthur
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Castilleja ambigua
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Castilleja ambigua
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Castilleja ambigua, a dicot, is an annual 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 ambigua
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Orthocarpus castillejoides
More information about  Castilleja ambigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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