Calflora
Taxon  Report   1729    
Castilleja rubicundula  (Jeps.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard  ssp. lithospermoides  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Cream sacs
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides
© Dr. Robert T. and Margaret Orr 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides
© 2014 John Doyen
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides
© 2015 James Gonsman
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Serpentine affinity: 2.4; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Orthocarpus lithospermoides var. bicolor
PLANTS: Orthocarpus lithospermoides
ICPN: Orthocarpus lithospermoides var. lithospermoides
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More information about  Castilleja rubicundula ssp. lithospermoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CARUL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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