Calflora
Taxon  Report   1690    
Castilleja densiflora  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Dense flower owl's clover,  Denseflower indian paintbrush
Castilleja densiflora
© 2002 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja densiflora
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Castilleja densiflora
© 2002 Doreen L. Smith
Castilleja densiflora, 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 densiflora
© 2008 Doreen L. Smith
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CADE29)

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 19, 2018).

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