Taxon  Report   1707    
Castilleja latifolia  Hook. & Arn.
Monterey indian paintbrush,  Seaside paintbrush
Castilleja latifolia
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Castilleja latifolia
© 2011 Heather Ellison
Castilleja latifolia
© 2004 Joseph Dougherty/
Castilleja latifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Castilleja latifolia ssp. latifolia
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Castilleja latifolia
© 2016 Eilbret Betsargis
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Castilleja latifolia ssp. latifolia
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).