Calflora
Taxon  Report   11481    
Castilleja chromosa  A. Nelson
Desert paintbrush
Castilleja chromosa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja chromosa
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Castilleja chromosa
© 2006 Christopher L. Christie
Castilleja chromosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja chromosa
© 2016 James Gonsman
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Castilleja angustifolia var. dubia

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Castilleja martinii ssp. ewanii
ICPN: Castilleja martinii var. ewanii
ICPN: Castilleja angustifolia
More information about  Castilleja chromosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAND)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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