Taxon  Report   1697    
Castilleja exserta  (A. Heller) T. I. Chuang & Heckard  ssp. venusta  (A. Heller) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Exserted indian paintbrush,  Purple owl's clover
Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta
© 1998 Larry Blakely
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Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta
© 2015 Keir Morse
Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta
© 2005 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Castilleja exserta ssp. venusta
© 2015 Jorg Fleige & Mimi Fleige
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus purpurascens var. venustus
ICPN + PLANTS: Orthocarpus purpurascens var. ornatus
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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 17, 2019).