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Hairy Indian Paintbrush Back to Plant Page
Castilleja tenuis
  

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About Hairy Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja tenuis) Castilleja tenuis is a species of Indian paintbrush, known by the common name hairy Indian paintbrush. It is native to the Northwestern United States, California, Nevada, and British Columbia. It grows from 1,000-2,800 metres (3,300-9,200 ft) in a number of habitat types including meadows, especially in mountainous areas including the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range. Castilleja tenuis is an annual herb growing up to about 45 centimeters tall, green to purplish in color and coated in hairs. The inflorescence is made up of many narrow bracts between which emerge the white to bright yellow pouched flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Annual herb

Max. Height
1.5 ft (0.46 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, White, Green, Purple

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
626' - 9161'

Annual Precip. ?
9.5" - 84.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.24" - 2.59"

Coldest Month ?
25.7° F - 50.7° F

Hottest Month ?
49.6° F - 78.1° F

Humidity ?
0.45 vpd - 24.98 vpd

Landscaping Information
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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