Taxon  Report   1715 
Castilleja minor  (A. Gray) A. Gray
Lesser indian paintbrush,  Little paintbrush
Castilleja minor
© Mary Winter
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Castilleja minor
© 2011 Steve Matson
Castilleja minor
© 2012 Lynn Robertson
Castilleja minor, 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 minor
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Castilleja
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Castilleja minor
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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