Taxon  Report   1735    
Castilleja tenuis  (A. Heller) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Hairy indian paintbrush,  Hairy owl's clover
Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Castilleja tenuis
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Castilleja tenuis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Castilleja tenuis
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Orthocarpus hispidus
More information about  Castilleja tenuis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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 22, 2019).