Taxon  Report   1724 
Castilleja pilosa  (S. Watson) Rydb.
Parrothead indian paintbrush,  Pilose paintbrush
Castilleja pilosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Castilleja pilosa
© 2004 Steve Matson
Castilleja pilosa
© 2011 Steven Perry
Castilleja pilosa, a dicot, is a perennial 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 pilosa
© 2012 Ron Wolf
Genus: Castilleja
Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Castilleja pilosa ssp. jussellii
TJM2: Castilleja psittacina
More information about  Castilleja pilosa
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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2017).

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