Taxon  Report   11481    
Castilleja chromosa  A. Nelson
Desert paintbrush
Castilleja chromosa
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Castilleja chromosa
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Castilleja chromosa
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Castilleja chromosa, 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 chromosa
© 2016 James Gonsman
Genus: Castilleja
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Castilleja angustifolia var. dubia

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Castilleja martinii ssp. ewanii
ICPN: Castilleja martinii var. ewanii
ICPN: Castilleja angustifolia
More information about  Castilleja chromosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 23, 2019).