Taxon  Report   1735 
Castilleja tenuis  (A.A. Heller) Chuang & Heckard
Hairy indian paintbrush,  Hairy owl's clover
Castilleja tenuis
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
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Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Castilleja tenuis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Castilleja
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2 + PLANTS: Orthocarpus hispidus
More information about  Castilleja tenuis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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: Mar 22, 2018).

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