Taxon  Report   1689    
Castilleja cinerea  A. Gray
Ash gray indian paintbrush,  Ashgray indian paintbrush
Castilleja cinerea
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Castilleja cinerea
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Castilleja cinerea, a dicot, is a perennial herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .

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Castilleja cinerea
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Red Fir Forest

Habitat: meadows, openings, pebble-plain

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Castilleja cinerea
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 21, 2019).