Castilleja attenuata

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Castilleja attenuata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Genus: Castilleja
C. attenuata
Binomial name
Castilleja attenuata
(A.Gray) T.I.Chuang & Heckard

Castilleja attenuata is a species of Indian paintbrush, known by the common names valley tassels and attenuate Indian paintbrush.

It is native to western North America from British Columbia, through California, to Baja California, where it grows in grasslands and open woodland habitats.


Castilleja attenuata is an annual herb growing up to about 50 centimeters tall. The leaves are linear in shape and several centimeters long.

The inflorescence has three-lobed bracts with yellow or white tips. Between the bracts emerge fuzzy white flowers dotted with purple and yellow.

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