Calflora
Taxon  Report   1685    
Castilleja campestris  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Vernal pool indian paintbrush,  Yellow owl's clover
Castilleja campestris
© 1993 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja campestris
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Castilleja campestris
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Castilleja campestris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja campestris
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Orthocarpus campestris
More information about  Castilleja campestris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACA79)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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