Calflora
Taxon  Report   1719    
Castilleja montigena  Heckard
Heckard's indian paintbrush
Castilleja montigena
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja montigena
© 2015 Keir Morse
Castilleja montigena
© 2015 Keir Morse
Castilleja montigena, a dicot, is a perennial herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Castilleja ewanii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Castilleja montigena
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Castilleja ewanii
More information about  Castilleja montigena
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 (CAMO20)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2018).

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