Calflora
Taxon  Report   13019    
Castilleja ambigua  Hook. & Arn.  var. ambigua 
Johnny-nip
Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua
© 2013 James Gonsman
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Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua
© 2010 Toni Corelli
Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua
© 2016 Asa & Teresa Spade
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua
More information about  Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).