Taxon  Report   1724    
Castilleja pilosa  (S. Watson) Rydb.
Parrothead indian paintbrush,  Pilose paintbrush
Castilleja pilosa
© 2012 Ron Wolf
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Castilleja pilosa
© 2004 Steve Matson
Castilleja pilosa
© 2011 Steven Perry
Castilleja pilosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja pilosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Castilleja pilosa ssp. jussellii
ICPN: Castilleja psittacina
ICPN: Castilleja pilosa var. pilosa
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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 20, 2019).