Taxon  Report   1695    
Castilleja exserta  (A. Heller) T. I. Chuang & Heckard  ssp. exserta 
Exserted indian paintbrush,  Pale purple owlclover, Purple owl's clover
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
© 2018 Gary McDonald
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Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
© 2016 Chris Leslie
Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
© 2017 Keir Morse
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus exsertus
PLANTS: Orthocarpus purpurascens var. pallidus
PLANTS: Orthocarpus purpurascens var. palmeri
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More information about  Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta
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This plant is available commercially.
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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).