Taxon  Report   1675    
Castilleja ambigua  Hook. & Arn.  ssp. insalutata  (Jeps.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Ambiguous indian paintbrush,  Johnny nip
Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata
© 2004 Bob Huettmann
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Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata
© 2004 Bob Huettmann
Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata
© 2006 Dave Hacker
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Castilleja ambigua var. insalutata

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Orthocarpus castillejoides var. insalutatus
More information about  Castilleja ambigua ssp. insalutata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).