Taxon  Report   1711 
Castilleja mendocinensis  (Eastw.) Pennell
Mendocino coast indian paintbrush
Castilleja mendocinensis
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
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Castilleja mendocinensis
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Castilleja mendocinensis
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Castilleja mendocinensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Castilleja latifolia ssp. mendocinensis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Castilleja mendocinensis
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Castilleja
Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Habitat: dunes, coastal
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Castilleja latifolia ssp. mendocinensis
More information about  Castilleja mendocinensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2018).

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