Taxon  Report   1714 
Castilleja miniata  Douglas ex Hook.  ssp. miniata 
Giant red indian paintbrush,  Scarlet indian paintbrush
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
© 2018 Adam Chasey
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Castilleja
Parent Record Castilleja miniata
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Castilleja confusa
PLANTS: Castilleja gracillima
PLANTS: Castilleja inconstans
ICPN + PLANTS: Castilleja oblongifolia
More information about  Castilleja miniata ssp. miniata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.