Taxon  Report   1716    
Castilleja minor  (A. Gray) A. Gray  ssp. minor 
Lesser indian paintbrush,  Lesser paintbrush
Castilleja minor ssp. minor
© 2009 Lynn Watson
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Castilleja minor ssp. minor
© 2011 Steve Matson
Castilleja minor ssp. minor
© 2015 Steve Matson
Castilleja minor ssp. minor, 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 minor ssp. minor
© 2009 Lynn Watson
Genus: Castilleja
Parent: Castilleja minor
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Castilleja exilis
More information about  Castilleja minor ssp. minor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).