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Splithair Indian Paintbrush Back to Plant Page
Castilleja schizotricha

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About Splithair Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja schizotricha) Castilleja schizotricha is a species of Indian paintbrush known by the common name splithair Indian paintbrush. It is native to the Klamath Mountains of southern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in rocky soils in temperate coniferous forests. This wildflower is a perennial herb growing not more than about 15 centimeters tall and coated thickly in light-colored hairs, giving it a gray or white color. The woolly flower cluster is made up of layers of dusty red or pink leafs. Between the leafs emerge pouched dull reddish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Annual herb

Max. Height
6 in (15.2 cm)

Flower Color
Lavender, Pink, White, Red

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Decomposed granite or marble


Elevation ?
2165' - 8244'

Annual Precip. ?
39.7" - 125.6"

Summer Precip. ?
1.35" - 4.34"

Coldest Month ?
29.5° F - 41.7° F

Hottest Month ?
48.3° F - 66.6° F

Humidity ?
2.44 vpd - 18.50 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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