Taxon  Report   1727    
Castilleja pruinosa  Fernald
Frosted indian paintbrush,  Frosted paintbrush
Castilleja pruinosa
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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Castilleja pruinosa
© 2014 Steve Matson
Castilleja pruinosa
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
Castilleja pruinosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja pruinosa
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Serpentine affinity: 3.2; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Castilleja pruinosa ssp. gleasoni
More information about  Castilleja pruinosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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 24, 2019).